Vincent Cable

Former MP, Twickenham

Twickenham Liberal Democrat

A selection of Vincent Cable's votes

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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • 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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details

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Vincent Cable hardly ever rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Aerospace Engineering: Pendle 26 Mar 2015

    Government and industry are working together in the aerospace growth partnership to implement a long-term industrial strategy that benefits companies throughout the UK. This is backed by a 2 billion investment over seven years in aerospace research, and a 250 million sharing in growth supply chain improvement programme. ELE Advanced Technologies in Pendle is one company benefiting...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Aerospace Engineering: Pendle 26 Mar 2015

    Perhaps I may preface my answer by reflecting on the fact that I think I have held this job, or its equivalent, for longer than anybody in 60 years, and I thank everybody in the House for their interest in the affairs of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills over those five years. I thank you, Mr Speaker, for your impartial oversight of our proceedings, but I will stop short of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Aerospace Engineering: Pendle 26 Mar 2015

    I have discussed Rolls-Royce’s long-term strategy with its chief executive on several occasions. We are well aware that it is a global company, and that to maintain its strength it invests internationally, including in India. It is also investing a great deal in the UK, and we work closely with it, not just in the aerospace sector. The talent retention scheme is ensuring that the vast...

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Trade and Industry
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Departmental Staff
  • IT Projects
  • Ascension Island
  • Secondments
  • Asbestos

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (12 May 2010 to 8 May 2015)
  • Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats (15 Oct 2007 to 18 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-committee (31 Jul 1998 to 22 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (31 Jul 1998 to 22 Nov 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (10 Jan 1997 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well 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 52.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 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.
  • 162 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1325 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Lord Oakeshott
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: conducting a local opinion poll, value £6,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 5 June 2014)
(a) The above is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 8 January 2015. Paragraph 108 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
(a) Name of donor: Lord Loomba
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Cost of holding a dinner; £3,738.06
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Lord Loomba
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,450
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Shiraz Lalji
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Mrs J Mattu
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Vitabotics Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 1 Apsley Way, London NW2 7HF
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 01012146
(a) (Registered 21 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: GSM Minerals Engineering Consultants Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 70 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3QS
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 02903467
(a) (Registered 21 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Dr S. P. Sharma
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 21 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Precis Management Services Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 98 Park Land, London W1K 7TB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 07545915
(a) (Registered 21 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Chartwell Care Services Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 12 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 08554461
(a) (Registered 21 August 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Joginder Sangar
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,950 in covering the cost of a dinner
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 9 September 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Susan Howes
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 9 December 2014)

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