David Laws

MP, Yeovil

Yeovil Liberal Democrat

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How David Laws voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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David Laws hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Asbestos 27 Jan 2015

    The following organisations responded to the Department for Education’s call for evidence or were consulted in another way during the Department’s review of its policy: 1. Asbestos in Schools Group 2. Asbestos Support West Midlands 3. Asbestos Testing And Consultancy Association 4. Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK 5. Association of School and College Leaders ...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Asbestos 27 Jan 2015

    The use of asbestos in buildings in the UK was banned in 1999 and as such should not be used in the construction of new buildings. Existing asbestos in school buildings should be managed in line with the regulations set in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. To help schools manage any asbestos present in schools the Department for Education currently publishes guidance, which is...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: York 27 Jan 2015

    The following table shows capital funding for the financial years 2005-06 onwards. million City of York Capital allocations1 PFI (private finance initiative) credits2 2005-06 10.7 — 2006-07 23 — 2007-08 19.3 — 2008-09 26.7 — 2009-10 23.1 — 2010-11 18.4 — 2011-12 8.0 n/a 2012-13 8.7 n/a 2013-14 8.5 n/a...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Yeovil

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Tax Credits
  • Pensions
  • Child Support Agency
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Euro

Currently held offices

  • The Minister for Schools
  • The Minister of State, Cabinet Office

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (12 May 2010 to 29 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families (4 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Work & Pensions (1 Jun 2005 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary, Treasury (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below 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 66.39% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 547 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received from Biteback Publishing, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP:
£118.29 in royalty payments, received in June 2014. No additional hours. (Registered 28 July 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Yeovil Liberal Democrats
(a) Address of donor: 5 Church Street, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1HB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Money raised at and following a fundraising event on 28 April 2014  in support of campaigns for the 2015 local elections and for my own election fund. The total raised was £49,600, which includes the registrable donations below.
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 25 July 2014)
(a)
(a) Name of donor: Mr and Mrs J Goddard Watts
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 25 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Nina Campbell
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 25 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Toolstream Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Boundary Way, Lufton Trading Estate, Yeovil, BA22 8HZ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration no 04281144
(a) (Registered 25 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Michelle Quest
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 25 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Neil Sherlock
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 25 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Mr and Mrs R Rooke
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 25 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Deborah Berger
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 25 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 35 South St, London W1K 2XE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration no 03275808
(a) (Registered 25 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Paul Marshall
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,286 in hosting the fundraising dinner
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 6 August 2014)

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