Vincent Cable

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

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Twickenham Liberal Democrat

Vincent Cable’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review of relief for first-time buyers 21 Feb 2018

    I rise to speak to new clause 2 in my name and in the name of my right hon. Friend the Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb), and I will say a few words about amendments 13 and 14 to schedule 3 that address a technical point of some importance raised by my right hon. Friend the Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael), who regrets that he cannot be here to speak to the amendments...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: John Worboys 9 Feb 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he or his Department has made recommendations in respect of license conditions to be imposed on John Worboys upon his release; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners 8 Feb 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which public body has decision-making power in (a) releasing prisoners and (b) a category review.

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Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Trade and Industry
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Departmental Staff
  • IT Projects
  • Ascension Island
  • Secondments
  • Asbestos

Currently held offices

  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (since 20 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) (16 Jun 2017 to 20 Jul 2017)
  • The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (12 May 2010 to 8 May 2015)
  • Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats (15 Oct 2007 to 18 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (31 Jul 1998 to 22 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (31 Jul 1998 to 22 Nov 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (10 Jan 1997 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)

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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Vincent Cable’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 77 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 35 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1338 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
£2,500 paid direct to charity on 30 June 2017 in respect of my services as non-executive director of White Capstan (a subsidiary of the Purico Group), of Environment House, 6 Union Road, Nottingham NG3 1FH which is engaged in chrome plating, supply of speciality papers to food and industrial markets and the management of a leisure facility in Derbyshire. I resigned on 2 July 2017. Hours: none since the General Election. (Registered 07 July 2017)
Payments received for speaking engagements via DBA Speakers, of 58 Station Avenue, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 1NQ:
30 October 2017, received £6,000 from the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, of 88 Clapham Park Rd, London SW4 7BX Fee donated to charity. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 1 November 2017; updated 15 December 2017)
15 December 2017, received £5,000 for speaking at a conference from the Personal Finance Society, 20 Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HY. Fee donated to local charities. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 03 January 2018)
Payments from Atlantic Books, Ormond House, 27 Boswell St, London WC1N 3JZ, via Georgina Capel Associates, 29 Wardour St, London W1D 6PS:
10 October 2017, received £4,100 in book royalties. Hours: none since my re-election. (Registered 23 November 2017)
21 November 2017, received £2,050 in book royalties. Hours: none since my re-election. (Registered 15 December 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Andrew Dixon
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: David Alliance
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Joe Zammit-Lucia
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Greg Dyke
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 received via my central party organisation, to support the Leader's Office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 December 2017)
Name of donor: Sue Howes
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 received via my central party organisation, to support the Leader's Office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 December 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Dinesh Dhanija
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 20 April 2017

Date accepted: 20 April 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Tim Price
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 24 April 2017

Date accepted: 25 April 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Sue Howes
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 2 May 2017

Date accepted: 2 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 30 April 2017

Date accepted: 2 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
I have been given life membership of the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE. (Registered 26 September 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: IBEC, an association for businesses based in Ireland
Address of donor: 84-86 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel and accommodation for myself and a staff member; £561 in total

Destination of visit: Dublin

Dates of visit: 14 December 2017

Purpose of visit: to address IBEC (unpaid).

(Registered 16 January 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
Chair (unpaid) of HCT; accessible transport company. (Registered 07 July 2017)
Chair (unpaid), Hampshire Community Bank; resigned 2 July 2017. (Registered 07 July 2017)
Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, and the universities of Nottingham, Sheffield and St Mary, Twickenham. (Registered 07 July 2017)
Director (unpaid) of Remind Me Care; software for dementia care. Resigned 2 July 2017. (Registered 07 July 2017)

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