Edward Leigh

MP, Gainsborough

Gainsborough Conservative

Edward Leigh’s voting in Parliament

Edward Leigh is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Edward Leigh sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Edward Leigh generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Edward Leigh generally voted against fixed periods between parliamentary elections, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Edward Leigh sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bills Presented — Armed Forces: Clause 13 — Local authority adoption functions: joint arrangements 16 Sep 2015

    There are 2,024 maintained Catholic schools in England and 386 Catholic academies. As the hon. Lady is speaking on behalf of the new Labour Front-Bench team, may I ask her to pay tribute to our faith schools and assure us that the Labour party is fully committed to their continued existence? In the context of the Bill, will she commit her party to ensuring that if, sadly, an interim executive...
  • FOI Requests: Scotland Office 15 Sep 2015

    Order. We now come to an Adjournment debate, to be moved by Mr Peter Grant, on the Scotland Office response to freedom of information requests. To set the guidelines for this debate, I will just make a short opening statement, which is being made after consultation with the Clerks of the House of Commons. I should advise Mr Grant that he should not make direct reference to the proceedings of...
  • [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — London Black Cabs 15 Sep 2015

    Order. Several people wish to take part in the debate, so I am sure hon. Members will keep an eye on the clock. I know that the next speaker’s speech will be a masterclass in making concise and powerful points.

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Conservative MP for Gainsborough

Entered the 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, Procedure Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Commission (since 16 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 7 Jul 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Members' Expenses Committee (18 Jul 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (1 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • 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 Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 4 Dec 1997)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 19 Jul 2001)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (26 Feb 1996 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 95 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 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 84.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 92 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Edward Leigh’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1499 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Non-executive director of Europe Arab Bank (from 4 April 2012). Address: 15 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AD.
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 03 February 2015)
27 January 2015, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for January 2015. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 03 February 2015)
27 February 2015, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for February 2015. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 22 May 2015)
27 March 2015, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for March 2015. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 22 May 2015)
27 April 2015, received payment of £6,250 gross, £3,355.66 net, for April 2015. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 22 May 2015)
27 May 2015, received payment of £6,250 for May 2015. Hours: 17 hrs. (Registered 15 June 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sir Richard Sutton Estates Ltd
Address of donor (the address of individuals will not be published): 14 Bolton Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8BF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 00346359

(Registered 08 January 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
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)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 1 January 2015 (Updated 8 January 2015), Chairman of Protection Products Ltd; company providing income support for unemployed people through a payment waiver. I received no fees.
Barrister, not currently practising. (Registered 22 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Mary Leigh, as Office Manager.

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