Never rebels against their party in this parliament
How Vincent Cable voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Gross lending to small businesses for the 12 months to January was 14% higher than in the same period a year ago, although net lending continues to contract. The Bank of England’s credit conditions survey reported, however, that: “The overall availability of credit to the corporate sector increased significantly” in the final quarter of 2013.
Of course, there is a continuing credit problem for many small companies. That is very clear. There is a very different pattern among the significant banks. Lloyds is greatly expanding its lending, as is Santander. Some of the new banks, such as Shawbrook and Aldermore, are beginning to make an impression. That has been cancelled out by RBS, although its new management have indicated that...
Yes, there is a high level of confidence, and it is reinforced by fact. Indeed, the output and spending figures are reinforcing the trend that the hon. Gentleman describes. There is, however, a continuing problem regarding credit to the small and medium-sized business sector. We are not complacent about that, and the interventions we are making will help.
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Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham
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Topics of interest
- Trade and Industry
- Home Department
- Departmental Staff
- IT Projects
- Ascension Island
Other offices held in the past
- Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Deputy Party Leader (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Chancellor & Deputy Party Leader, Treasury (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Acting Leader (16 Oct 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
- Shadow Chancellor & Acting Party Leader, Treasury (16 Oct 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
- Deputy Leader (4 Apr 2006 to 16 Oct 2007)
- Shadow Chancellor, Treasury (26 Jan 2004 to 16 Oct 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 53.73% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 35 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1218 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)