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 consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • 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

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 4 Dec 2015

    House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill - 2nd reading – Edward Leigh. Legislation
  • Women and Equalities: Syria 26 Nov 2015

    I thank the Prime Minister for the great care that he has taken to inform us. Indeed, he has made a very convincing case today. However, he and I sat in this Chamber when a very convincing case was made for the Iraq war, so we need to be very careful about this. He may not want to say a lot in public about this point at the moment, but many of us want to be convinced about the operational...
  • Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Trident 24 Nov 2015

    My right hon. Friend mentioned costs. If we had had an effective Opposition yesterday, and even today, there might have been a greater focus on the cost overruns, which are what worry me. He is making sterling efforts to deal with the problem in the MOD, for which I salute him, but will he commit to holding the feet of the private sector to the fire and making sure there are no more cost...

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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, Public Accounts Commission (since 4 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)
  • 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)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Commission (16 Mar 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 98 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 78.03% 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") 1518 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Non-executive director of Europe Arab Bank (from 4 April 2012). Address: 15 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AD. From 1 October 2015 to 1 October 2016 I will receive an annual salary of £74,000, paid monthly, for an expected monthly commitment of 20-30 hrs. (Updated 7 October 2015)
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)
26 June 2015, received payment of £6,250 for June 2015. Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 07 October 2015)
27 July 2015, received payment of £6,250 for July 2015. Hours: 25 hrs. (Registered 07 October 2015)
27 August 2015, received payment of £6,250 for August 2015. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 07 October 2015)
25 September 2015, received payment of £6,250 for September 2015. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 07 October 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)
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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