Vincent Cable

MP, Twickenham

Twickenham Liberal Democrat

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How Vincent Cable voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails

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Vincent Cable never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — 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

  • 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 54.44% 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") 1274 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Atlantic Books Ltd, Ormond House, 26-27 Boswell Street, London, WC1N 3JZ.
Contract with Atlantic Books for a book on the state of the economy. (£15,001–£20,000)

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