David Laws

MP, Yeovil

Yeovil Liberal Democrat

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How David Laws voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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David Laws hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training 25 Feb 2015

    The Government provides bursaries in order to incentivise application to initial teacher training (ITT) courses from the best graduates. As such, bursary rates are set based on recruitment performance over recent years by phase and subject. Generally, higher bursaries are provided where a phase or subject has struggled to attract sufficient applicants in recent years. We review the financial...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pedestrian Crossings: North West 24 Feb 2015

    The Education and Inspection Act 2006 (section 508A) puts a duty on schools to promote and establish a strategy for developing a sustainable transport infrastructure that meets the needs of children and young people in their area. This should address such issues as environmental improvements, health benefits and enhanced child safety and security. School crossing patrols are one option that...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Poverty 23 Feb 2015

    A national summary of the condition of the school estate using data from the Property Data Survey Programme has been published on the Government’s website and can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/property-data-survey-prog ramme The individual survey reports for schools have been shared directly with schools, local authorities and other relevant bodies responsible...

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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 of State, Cabinet Office
  • The Minister for Schools

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 (Children, Schools and Families) (4 Jul 2007 to 6 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 (Children, Schools and Families) (1 Jun 2007 to 20 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • 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)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (2 Dec 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 7 Jan 2003)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-committee (7 Jun 2001 to 7 Jan 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 16 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 66.61% 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: 9 Feb 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 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 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)
(a) Name of donor: Thomas L Kalaris
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,250
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 21 January 2015)

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