Edward Leigh

MP, Gainsborough

Gainsborough Conservative

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How Edward Leigh voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Edward Leigh quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Public Accounts Commission: Pay 21 Jul 2014

    The following table sets out the number of National Audit Office (NAO) staff who have remained at that grade since 2010 and received a pay rise. Grade Number Band 1 7 Band 2 29 Band 3 33 Admin Officer (Audit) 1 Executive Officer (Audit) 1 Audit Technician 3 Analyst 6 Senior Analyst 21 Audit Principal 116 Audit Manager 86 Director 28 Director...
  • Backbench Business: Children with Autism (Education) 17 Jul 2014

    My hon. Friend is doing a great service to this cause just by raising it, so he should be proud of himself. Surely the answer to Labour Members’ interventions is that it is a question not of state or private but of looking at each case individually. If a private school happens to be more appropriate, there should not be bias against the fact that it is a private school. We should look...
  • Business of the House 17 Jul 2014

    As the first Back Bencher to be called, may I warmly welcome the First Secretary of State to his post? I hope he does not view this as a gentle full stop to a most distinguished career and that he will be a reforming and great Leader of the House of Commons. Will he, in his remaining year in politics, push the reform agenda forward and, in particular, may we have a business of the House...

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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

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 83 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 12 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 60.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 18 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 1390 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

1. Directorships
Europe Arab Bank (non-executive) (from 4 April 2012). Address: 15 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AD.
27 June 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for June 2013.  Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 9 July 2013)
26 July 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net for July 2013. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 9 September 2013)
27 August 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net for August 2013. Hours: 17 hrs. (Registered 9 September 2013)
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)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister at Law.
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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