David Heath

MP, Somerton and Frome

Somerton and Frome Liberal Democrat

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How David Heath voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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David Heath occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Prayers: Tenancies (Reform) Bil 28 Nov 2014

    My hon. Friend is right that Members with very different views will support the Bill, but is not what unites them the fact that this is about preventing those who are strong—economically strong in this case—from bullying those who are weak? That is what Parliament is about, whichever party we belong to: protecting people against bullies.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Avian Influenza 17 Nov 2014

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend on the swift, proportionate and comprehensive action she has taken, but warn again that the resilience and capacity of our animal health precautions must be protected against future depredation by the Treasury. Will my right hon. Friend look again at how she can get the message across to the backyard poultry keepers, who are the most difficult to...
  • Business of the House (Today) 10 Nov 2014


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Liberal Democrat MP for Somerton and Frome

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Departments: Advertising
  • Prisons
  • Tetra
  • Post-Mortems: Children
  • Immigration

Currently held offices

  • Member, House of Commons Governance Committee
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Leader of the House (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Justice Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Justice & Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice (4 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Cabinet Office (10 Jan 2007 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons & Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, Cabinet Office (21 Mar 2006 to 10 Jan 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs (Also Shadow Leader of the House of Commons), Constitutional Affairs (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (Also Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs) (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 4 May 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs & Shadow Leader of the House, Law Officers (Constitutional Affairs) (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jun 2005 to 19 Oct 2005)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Science, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Constitutional Affairs), Law Officers (Constitutional Affairs) (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs), Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 32 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") 1819 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.


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