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 against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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David Heath hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Registered Businesses 11 Sep 2014

    As far as the south-west is concerned, the growth of small businesses will be dependent on four critical infrastructure issues, all of which fall to the Government to decide within the next few months. The first is the road system, the A303; the second is the rail system and communications to the far south-west; the third is flood defences; and the fourth—the Minister will not be...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions 11 Sep 2014

    May I ask the Secretary of State about the remuneration of university vice-chancellors, because the entry level appears to be about 160,000 a year? There are 127 vice-chancellors receiving more than 200,000 annually, 33 receiving more than 300,000 and four receiving more than 400,000. What is it about running a university that makes it so much more difficult and so...
  • Bills Presented: Backbench Business — Select Committee on Governance of the House 10 Sep 2014

    I am trying to understand the precise process, particularly in the light of what the former Leader of the House, the right hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley), has just said. Did the panel agree before the interview process the job description it judged against, or was that presented as a fait accompli?

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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, 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 79 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 84.13% 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") 1802 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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