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Vincent Cable

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

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A selection of Vincent Cable's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Health and Social Care: End-of-life Care 29 Oct 2019

    The Minister will know that her colleague, the Justice Secretary, has declined to proceed with a call for evidence on the sensitive issue of assisted dying. Would it not be appropriate for her Department to gather evidence from the professional bodies involved in end-of-life care, to ensure that legislation is evidence-led?
  • Transport: No-deal Brexit: Airports 24 Oct 2019

    Whatever happens to Brexit, some of us have been greatly encouraged by the comments of the Secretary of State, of the Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the right hon. Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith), and yesterday of the Prime Minister in their lukewarm response to Heathrow expansion. Can the hon. Gentleman help resolve the contradiction between...
  • Cabinet Office: Voter Identification 23 Oct 2019

    Is not the inevitable consequence of creating this obstacle to voting in person that anybody who wants to cheat the system will simply migrate to postal and proxy voting, where fraud is easy?

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Expenses

Topics of interest

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (21 Oct 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care) (21 Aug 2019 to 21 Oct 2019)
  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (20 Jul 2017 to 22 Jul 2019)
  • 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)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) (12 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Oct 1999 to 12 Jul 2003)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (31 Jul 1998 to 22 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (31 Jul 1998 to 22 Nov 1999)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) (EMU and the City) (1 May 1997 to 1 Oct 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (10 Jan 1997 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 71 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Vincent Cable’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 102 written questions in the last year — well 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 71.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 150 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1400 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
12 November 2018, payment of £3,000 from State Street Global Advisors (asset management), 20 Churchill Place, London E14 5HJ, for a speech and Q&A session. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to local charity. (Registered 23 November 2018)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Dinesh Dhamija
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 November 2018)
Name of donor: Lord David Alliance
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 December 2018)
Name of donor: Greg Dyke
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 December 2018)
Name of donor: Sue Howes
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 December 2018)
Name of donor: Dinesh Dhamija
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 January 2019)
Name of donor: CRU International
Address of donor: Clayton Stark & Co, 5th Floor Charles House, 108-110 Finchley Road, London NW3 5JJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £12,500

Donor status: company, registration 00940750

(Registered 02 May 2019)
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 June 2019)
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 July 2019)
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)
Name of donor: Harlequin Football Club Ltd
Address of donor: Twickenham Stoop Stadium, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham TW2 7SX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to a match, value £336

Date received: 29 December 2018

Date accepted: 29 December 2018

Donor status: company, registration 03213073

(Registered 15 January 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Best for Britain
Address of donor: International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2BN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Eurostar rail ticket £520; car travel £271.89; total value £791.89

Destination of visit: Brussels

Date of visit: 16 October 2019

Purpose of visit: Discussions with the Commission, EU Parliament.

(Registered 28 October 2019)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Frederick Paulsen
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two weekend tickets for Glyndebourne, total value £800

Date received: 1 and 2 June 2019

Date accepted: 1 and 2 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2019; updated 12 July 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Chair (unpaid) of HCT; accessible transport company. (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)

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