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 very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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David Heath hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 73 - Extent 28 Oct 2014

    Perhaps the Minister could explain Government amendments 31 and 32. I do not think that I have ever seen these amendments to a Bill before. That may be simply because I do not happen to have done so, but is it not normally assumed that a repeal has the same extent as the measure repealed and an amendment has the same extent as the measure amended? I do not know why draftsmen have suggested...
  • Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 50 - Power to charge interest 28 Oct 2014

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this morning, Mrs Main. I have just one question for the Minister on a point of clarification. Clause 50(3)(a) says that “in the case of an amount assessed under section 40, the day on which the person became liable to pay it” is the “late payment interest start date”. What is the day on which the person became liable...
  • Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 50 - Power to charge interest 28 Oct 2014

    I do not think I heard an answer to my question about the interrelationship between clauses 40 and 50, as mediated by clause 56, which we have not yet come to. Clause 56 specifies the point at which a payment must be made, saying that it must be made before the end of the relevant period. I am questioning when the liability applies. Is it from the point of assessment or at  the point...

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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)

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  • Has spoken in 73 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 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 83.96% 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") 1812 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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