Edward Leigh

Gainsborough Conservative

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How Edward Leigh voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails

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Edward Leigh quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment 10 Apr 2014

    May I congratulate the Deputy Leader of the House? In all my time here, that is the fullest reply I have ever heard to any Member’s speech. It was fantastic, and we now want him to give as full a reply to all the other speeches.
  • Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment 10 Apr 2014

    It is a pleasure to follow a fellow member of the House of Commons rowing team. Every summer we try to raise some money for charity. It is a great privilege to be a Member of the House of Commons. I was thinking that as I was standing in the Division Lobby and looking at the marvellous architecture and reflecting on all the good work we do here. Let us be honest, however, and recognise that...
  • Public Administration Select Committee 10 Apr 2014

    In Lincolnshire during this Parliament, we have had an absurd spat between the chief constable and the police and crime commissioner, which resulted in the chief constable being suspended for a time—not for anything operational, just some rubbish about political correctness. Meanwhile, while all this money and time wasting is going on I, speaking personally as an ordinary member of the...

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Conservative MP for Gainsborough

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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)

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  • Has spoken in 85 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 10 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 61.43% 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") 1375 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

1. Directorships
Europe Arab Bank (non-executive) (from 4 April 2012). Address: 15 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AD.
25 January 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,347.08 net, for January 2013. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 11 April 2013)
27 March 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,347.08 net, for March 2013. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 11 April 2013)
26 April 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for April 2013.  Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 29 May 2013)
27 May 2013, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,357.12 net, for May 2013.  Hours: 17 hrs. (Registered 29 May 2013)
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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