Edward Leigh

MP, Gainsborough

Gainsborough Conservative

A selection of Edward Leigh's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details

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Edward Leigh

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Today’s Business of the House 26 Mar 2015

    The office of Speaker is centuries old and it is absolutely essential for all of us and our democracy that it is seen to be above party politics. Therefore, I appeal for calm. We may or may not like Mr Speaker, and there may or may not be a case for a secret ballot. We all accept that. However, in order that we are not accused of making this about a particular individual, should we not do...
  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    The Minister is being unfair to Labour Members. They will manage to reduce the deficit by not opening any more free schools, and by abolishing police and crime commissioners. That will undoubtedly solve the problem.
  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    In her peroration, the hon. Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves) produced a great, long shopping list of things that could have been done in the Budget. “It could have been a Budget” for this, that and the other. Would not the best response to the hon. Lady be “It could have been a Budget to bankrupt Britain if Labour were in charge”?

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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, Members' Expenses Committee (18 Jul 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Commission (16 Mar 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (7 Jul 2010 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

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  • Has spoken in 85 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 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.
  • 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") 1461 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Directorships
Europe Arab Bank (non-executive) (from 4 April 2012). Address: 15 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AD.
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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