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Conservative MP for Aylesbury
- The Minister for Europe (since 13 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Lidington voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland, Treasury, Home Department, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Correspondence, Customs and Excise, RAF Halton, Vat, Climate Change Levy
(based on written questions asked by David Lidington and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: EU Enlargement (4 Dec 2013)
“The following table contains the technical dates and details as requested. The data in the table refers to Council processes rather than European Council processes as the treaties provide that applications for membership must be addressed to the Council and not the European Council. Country (a) Application for membership (b) Council consideration of membership application (c) Time...”
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Human Rights (4 Dec 2013)
“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has not made or received such representations. We share the concerns of the Special Rapporteur about reports of: "abusive treatment and humiliation in institutional settings; involuntary sterilisation; denial of legally available health services such as abortion and post-abortion care; forced abortions and sterilisations; female genital mutilation;...”
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ict (4 Dec 2013)
“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently has 95 staff who are responsible for managing the Department's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems in the UK. This figure relates only to full-time FCO staff and does not include other staff such as outsourced contractors. To provide this information would incur a disproportionate cost.”
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- Has spoken in 26 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 58.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 948 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£22,345 (176th)||£19,470 (409th)||£17,747 (451st)||£19,547||£15,992 (464th)||£17,158 (406th)||£10,287 (586th)||£7,013 (596th)|
|Office running costs||£9,279 (590th)||£11,239 (563rd)||£17,201 (507th)||£17,374||£15,603 (466th)||£16,718 (538th)||£16,762 (492nd)||£17,007 (266th)|
|Staffing costs||£80,068 (568th)||£70,833 (606th)||£78,812 (479th)||£70,950||£66,134 (521st)||£65,595 (432nd)||£67,673 (150th)||£42,693 (449th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,012 (366th)||£5,090 (457th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,046 (538th)1||£4,659 (485th)2||£9,664 (joint 230th with 1 other)||£7,500||£8,384 (406th)||£6,849 (449th)||£5,321 (513th)||£2,396 (585th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£16 (joint 412th with 1 other)||£0||£0||£41||£37 (453rd)||£17 (joint 473rd with 2 others)||£72 (joint 436th with 1 other)||£47 (439th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,477 (323rd)||£627 (joint 411th with 3 others)||£979 (joint 287th with 1 other)||£868||£931 (317th)||£984 (joint 259th with 1 other)||£1,377 (191st)||£1,647 (129th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,690 (269th)||£3,235 (257th)||£4,383||£3,492 (219th)||£3,294 (227th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,283 (joint 213th with 1 other)||£1,804 (5th)||£744||£1,240 (630th)||£1,240 (625th)||£496 (joint 643rd with 1 other)||£496 (joint 601st with 4 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£9,667 (7th)||£0||£0|
|Total||£126,244 (564th)||£115,891 (612th)||£129,442 (joint 460th with 1 other)||£121,407||£111,813 (527th)||£121,522 (273rd)||£101,988 (522nd)||£71,299 (583rd)|