Vincent Cable

MP, Twickenham

Twickenham Liberal Democrat

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How Vincent Cable voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Vincent Cable hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 25 Feb 2015

    Business, Innovation and Skills: Work of the Department. 9:30 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Howard Orme, Director General, Finance and Commercial, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Farm Companies 12 Feb 2015

    The House legislated to strengthen protection for small farmers and small businesses supplying supermarkets by establishing the Groceries Code Adjudicator. I recently secured Government agreement to enable the GCA to impose fines of up to 1% of turnover on supermarkets found guilty of mistreating suppliers. I was also pleased that the GCA last week launched a formal investigation into alleged...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Farm Companies 12 Feb 2015

    I am aware of the Select Committee report that suggested something very similar. Its main recommendation was that we introduce the power of fines, which we have now done, but there will be a review of the GCA within a year of the legislation, and no doubt in the next Parliament those powers can be taken.

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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

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Other offices held in the past

  • Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Chancellor & Deputy Party Leader, Treasury (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Deputy Party Leader (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Chancellor & Acting Party Leader, Treasury (16 Oct 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Acting Leader (16 Oct 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats (15 Oct 2007 to 18 Dec 2007)
  • Deputy Leader (4 Apr 2006 to 16 Oct 2007)
  • Shadow Chancellor, Treasury (26 Jan 2004 to 16 Oct 2007)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (31 Jul 1998 to 22 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-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 14 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 52.63% 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") 1310 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 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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