Vincent Cable

MP, Twickenham

Twickenham Liberal Democrat

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How Vincent Cable voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Vincent Cable never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Competitiveness 11 Sep 2014

    Last week, the World Economic Forum released its annual assessment of international competitiveness. The UK rose in the rankings to ninth place, and in relation to the responsibilities of my Department, to fourth place for labour markets and to second in the world for technological readiness and innovation. This is further evidence that our economic policies are delivering a more competitive...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Competitiveness 11 Sep 2014

    And not only in Worcester. Indeed, one of the most rapidly growing programmes, operating through the British business bank, is the start-up loans scheme. My hon. Friend may be aware that approximately 19,000 start-up loans have now been made, with a value of over 100 million.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Competitiveness 11 Sep 2014

    The hon. Gentleman is right that we had a very good and constructive meeting with him and his colleagues on the future of the remaining deep-mine pits. He will be aware, because I think we explained this, that the state aid issue is much more difficult than he—

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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 19 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 54.49% 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") 1285 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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