Edward Leigh

MP, Gainsborough

Gainsborough Conservative

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How Edward Leigh voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
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Edward Leigh quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending 4 Mar 2015

    I am not sure that it is wise for us to go on all the time about the fact that we have cut the deficit in half. We have cut it in half, but that disguises the real crisis that we are still experiencing. We are still borrowing 90 billion a year, which means that we cannot relax for a moment. It is madness to make unfunded borrowing and spending commitments.

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Conservative MP for Gainsborough

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Gainsborough and Horncastle

Expenses

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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 (since 18 Jul 2011)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Commission (since 16 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 7 Jul 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (1 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Nov 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (17 Oct 2001 to 1 Jan 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Apr 2000 to 17 Oct 2001)
  • Member, Deregulation (29 Jul 1997 to 4 Dec 1997)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 19 Jul 2001)
  • Member, Agriculture (26 Feb 1996 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Social Security (11 Dec 1995 to 13 Dec 2000)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (2 Nov 1990 to 27 May 1993)
  • Member, Defence Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 93 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below 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 61.12% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 23 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") 1448 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

1. Directorships
Europe Arab Bank (non-executive) (from 4 April 2012). Address: 15 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AD.
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)
27 October 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for October 2014.  Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 27 November 2014)
27 November 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for November 2014.  Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 27 November 2014)
17 December 2014, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for December 2014.  Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2015
27 January 2015, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for January 2015.  Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2015)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister at Law.
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Sir Richard Sutton Estates Ltd
(a) Address of donor (the address of individuals will not be published): 14 Bolton Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8BF
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 00346359
(a) (Registered 8 January 2015)
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
Until 1 January 2015, Chairman of Protection Products Ltd; company providing income support for unemployed people through a payment waiver. I received no fees. (Updated 27 November 2014 and 8 January 2015)

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