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Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton
- The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (since 3 Feb 2012) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Edward Davey voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Deputy Prime Minister, Education and Skills, Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Council Tax, Social Housing, Iraq: Asylum, Housing, Teachers
(based on written questions asked by Edward Davey and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Postal Services Bill Committee (20 out of 21)
- Daylight Saving Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Housing Bill Committee (9 out of 19)
- Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Local Government Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Planning and Compulsory Purchase (Re-committed) Bill Committee (2 out of 8)
- Finance Bill Committee (12 out of 16)
- Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Finance Bill Committee (4 out of 7)
- Written Ministerial Statements — Energy and Climate Change: EU Energy Council (11 Dec 2013)
“In advance of the forthcoming Energy Council in Brussels on 12 December, I am writing to outline the agenda items to be discussed. We expect the Council to reach political agreement on the proposal to amend the renewable energy directive and the directive relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels. The proposal is intended to address indirect land use change (ILUC), which occurs when...”
- Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (10 Dec 2013)
“Energy and Climate Change: Outcomes of Warsaw COP 19.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change”
- Written Ministerial Statements — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Market Reform (Renewable) (4 Dec 2013)
“I wish to inform the House that today the Government are publishing the Contract For Difference (CFD) strike prices for renewable technologies, alongside an update to the key CFD contract terms. This information is being published ahead of schedule in order to provide further certainty to industry and investors. Contracts for Difference are one of the main mechanisms created as part of the...”
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- Has spoken in 20 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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 71.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 1420 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,166 (612th)|
|London costs||£2,916 (joint 1st with 49 others)||£2,812 (joint 1st with 47 others)||£2,712 (joint 1st with 46 others)||£2,613||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£0||£0|
|Office running costs||£25,179 (54th)||£26,281 (36th)||£20,205 (345th)||£19,931||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,723 (joint 328th with 1 other)||£18,044 (358th)||£13,309 (406th)|
|Staffing costs||£97,208 (267th)||£85,362 (402nd)||£86,059 (256th)||£84,149||£77,533 (joint 84th with 1 other)||£74,137 (59th)||£72,260 (joint 28th with 1 other)||£55,756 (59th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,349 (190th)||£9,690 (joint 204th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£2,299 (569th)1||£2,004 (585th)2||£2,313 (579th)||£2,009||£3,139 (588th)||£2,530 (602nd)||£2,500 (605th)||£1,456 (joint 613th with 1 other)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,772 (292nd)||£1,109 (190th)||£1,598 (143rd)||£1,500||£1,372 (195th)||£1,115 (214th)||£1,415 (179th)||£1,309 (joint 223rd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,137 (352nd)||£2,609 (322nd)||£4,282||£3,104 (258th)||£3,014 (joint 258th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,203 (joint 320th with 2 others)||£1,065 (joint 305th with 9 others)||£0||£1,961 (joint 170th with 5 others)||£1,961 (joint 165th with 5 others)||£1,961 (joint 163rd with 5 others)||£1,961 (joint 156th with 5 others)|
|Other Costs||£2,466 (61st)||£17,603 (4th)||£10,422 (9th)||£8,934||£0||£5,574 (19th)||£5,185 (28th)||£0|
|Total||£144,188 (392nd)||£148,201 (302nd)||£126,983 (495th)||£123,418||£108,052 (567th)||£108,628 (528th)||£101,365 (528th)||£74,957 (545th)|