David Laws

Yeovil Liberal Democrat

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How David Laws voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails

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David Laws hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Education: Priority School Building Programme 10 Apr 2014

    The Department for Education does not hold firm predictions for when every project will start or finish construction as time scales can shift in either direction. I do not believe it is appropriate to publish non-firm, estimated dates for the start and finish of construction for each Priority Schools Building Programme school.
  • Written Answers — Education: Primary Education: Admissions 8 Apr 2014

    I refer the hon. Member to the response given on 6 March 2014, Official Report, column 905W, to the hon. Member for Enfield North (Nick de Bois).
  • Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Disadvantaged 8 Apr 2014

    In financial year 2013-14, 52 schools in Rossendale and Darwen received a pupil premium allocation. A list of these schools and the number of eligible pupils are provided in the following table. In addition to the main deprivation pupil premium, schools receive allocations for looked after children and service children, though this information is not available at school level due to data...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Yeovil


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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

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • 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 67.19% 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") 506 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received from Biteback Publishing, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP:
£73.07 in royalty payments. No additional hours. (Registered 17 June 2013)
£190.28 in royalty payments. No additional hours. (Registered 21 November 2013)

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