Vincent Cable

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

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Twickenham Liberal Democrat

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

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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 77 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Vincent Cable’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 138 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 67.08% 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") 1356 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
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)
23 May 2018, payment of £500 from the Financial Times, One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL, for an article. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. Fee paid direct to local charity. (Registered 05 June 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: 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)
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 30 April 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 13 June 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 27 July 2018)
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: Alliance Manchester Business School
Address of donor: F12 AMBS East, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9SS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: For a member of staff and myself, travel (£142 per person) and accommodation (£125 per person) associated with delivering a lecture at the Alliance Manchester Business School, total value £534

Date received: 15 March 2018

Date accepted: 15 March 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 17 April 2018)
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)
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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