Vincent Cable

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

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Vincent Cable’s voting in Parliament

Vincent Cable is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

However, Vincent Cable sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Vincent Cable generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Vincent Cable has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall 29 Jan 2019

    Special educational needs and disabilities funding – Vincent Cable. Westminster Hall debate; 2:30 pm
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Registers of Beneficial Ownership of Companies 22 Jan 2019

    From the vantage point of having introduced the original public register, may I ask the Minister whether he agrees that it is utterly intolerable that British territories and dependencies should be used as a covert conduit for British tax dodgers, and that if they will not reform we should resort to the sanction of direct rule?
  • Leaving the EU 21 Jan 2019

    I, too, welcome the fee waiver and the Prime Minister’s willingness to engage in serious conversations, including about the merits and practicalities of a people’s vote. May I ask a specific question? At the end of last week, the Secretary of State for Defence put 3,500 troops on Brexit standby. Will she clarify what their rules of engagement would be in the event that they face angry and...

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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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received for speaking engagements via DBA Speakers, of 58 Station Avenue, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 1NQ:
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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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