Edward Leigh

MP, Gainsborough

Gainsborough Conservative

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How Edward Leigh voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Edward Leigh quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Public Accounts Commission: National Audit Office 30 Oct 2014

    The Commission, working with the National Audit Office, has taken significant steps to reduce expenditure by the NAO. By the 31st March 2015, NAO expenditure will have reduced by 20% from its 2010–11 baseline of 74.1 million. This is a cut of more than 25% after adjusting for inflation. The Commission will be discussing future resource proposals for the National Audit Office at a...
  • Bill Presented — International Trade Agreements (Scrutiny): Clause 1 — How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process 27 Oct 2014

    The Minister dealt precisely with that point, and I am quite prepared to engage in discussions with the Government. I do not want to defend somebody who puts down questions for cash. That was not the purpose of my amendment. In fact, the hon. Member for Somerton and Frome came up to me at one point and said, “If you inserted the word ‘properly’ in the middle of the amendment...

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Conservative MP for Gainsborough

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Gainsborough and Horncastle


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Local Government Finance
  • Iraq
  • Burma
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Asylum Seekers

Currently held offices

  • Member, Members' Expenses Committee
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission
  • Member, Panel of Chairs

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 84 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.02% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 20 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") 1413 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.

1. Directorships
Europe Arab Bank (non-executive) (from 4 April 2012). Address: 15 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AD.
27 September 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for September 2013.  Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2013; corrected 17 December 2013)
25 October 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net for October 2013. Hours: 26 hrs. (Registered 17 December 2013)
27 November 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net for November 2013. Hours: 17 hrs. (Registered 17 December 2013)
20 December 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for December 2013.  Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 20 February 2014)
27 January 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for January 2014.  Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 20 February 2014)
27 February 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for February 2014.  Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 10 March 2014)
27 March 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for March 2014.  Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 25 June 2014)
25 April 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for April 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 25 June 2014)
27 May 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for May 2014.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 25 June 2014)
27 June 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for June 2014.  Hours: 50 hrs. (Registered 17 October 2014)
25 July 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for July 2014.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 17 October 2014)
27 August 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for August 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 17 October 2014)
26 September 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for September 2014.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 17 October 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister at Law.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and meals; cost £1,035
Destination of visit: Gibraltar
Date of visit: 8-11 September 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend National Day Celebrations.
(Registered 17 October 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Chairman of Payment Protection Product Ltd; company providing income support for unemployed people through a payment waiver. I receive no fees and have a shareholding below the registrable threshold.

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