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 referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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David Laws hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Education: Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Annual Report 20 Oct 2014

    I wish to inform the House, in collaboration with the Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, of the publication of the annual report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission state of the Nation 2014: social mobility and child poverty in Great Britain The report sets out the views of the Commission on the progress made over the last year toward the...
  • Primary School Places (Bromley) 12 Sep 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Lewisham West and Penge (Jim Dowd) on securing this important debate. I understand why this matter is important to him and his constituents. He has been kind enough to indicate that it is also a matter of keen interest to my hon. Friend the Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart), within whose constituency the free school in question sits. I will first set out...
  • Primary School Places (Bromley) 12 Sep 2014

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right in what he says, and the planning officers would have been taken by surprise by this decision, as I believe they recommended approval—indeed, the application was supported by the education department. I will deal with that issue in a moment. It is very important that we draw the right conclusions from this. When a new school is opening, be it a free...

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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 67.48% 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") 535 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received from Biteback Publishing, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP:
£190.28 in royalty payments. No additional hours. (Registered 21 November 2013)
£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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