David Lidington

MP, Aylesbury

Aylesbury Conservative

David Lidington’s voting in Parliament

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

However, David Lidington sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • David Lidington generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Lidington generally voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of David Lidington’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Lidington’s full vote analysis page for more.

David Lidington never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 12 Oct 2015

    EU Select: Oral Evidence Session. 4:00 pm; Room 4, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 4.05pm) The Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister for Europe, FCO
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mediterranean Sea: Refugees 22 Sep 2015

    The government believes that the root causes of migration must be addressed, and not just the symptoms. A comprehensive solution is needed that will reduce the pull and push factors causing people to leave their countries of origin. We must also address the transit routes being used, as well as disrupting the criminal elements who are smuggling and trafficking humans. We are working closely...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey: Kurds 21 Sep 2015

    We have made clear, in our communication with the Turkish Government, the importance of finding a way back to the peace process, in the interests of Turkey and the wider region. The UK condemns the PKK’s ( Kurdistan Workers' Party) recent attacks in Turkey, as we condemn all terrorism. Our thoughts are with the families of those killed. We have called on the PKK to cease this violence....

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Conservative MP for Aylesbury

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Correspondence
  • Customs and Excise
  • RAF Halton
  • Vat
  • Climate Change Levy

Currently held offices

  • The Minister for Europe (since 13 May 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1 Jul 2003 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Food, Farming and Environment) (5 Sep 2002 to 19 Dec 2002)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (23 Jul 2002 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Financial Secretary (8 Oct 2001 to 1 Oct 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Apr 1999 to 4 Oct 2001)
  • Member, Education Committee (5 Jul 1993 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.04% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 21–22 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 111 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Lidington’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1085 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.


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