Edward Davey

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

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Kingston and Surbiton Liberal Democrat

Edward Davey’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 23 Nov 2018

    Homelessness (End of Life Care) Bill - 2nd reading – Edward Davey. Legislation
  • EU Exit Negotiations 15 Nov 2018

    Given how important immigration was for some leave voters, will the Prime Minister guarantee today that her immigration White Paper will be published and debated before the meaningful vote on the deal?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: Justice System 13 Nov 2018

    The former director of Europol, a Brit, has warned that deal or no deal, leaving the EU means that the UK will lose our leadership role in Europol and Eurojust, often both critical for fighting the most serious criminals. How does the Minister believe that leaving the EU will help Britain to bring serious organised criminal gangs to justice?

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Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

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

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Topics of interest

  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Council Tax
  • Social Housing
  • Iraq: Asylum
  • Housing
  • Teachers

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 16 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (3 Feb 2012 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (17 May 2010 to 3 Feb 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) (18 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister without Portfolio (5 Dec 2006 to 18 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (5 Mar 2006 to 10 Dec 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (10 May 2005 to 5 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (1 Jun 2002 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Minister (Olympics and London) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (22 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (22 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (7 Nov 1997 to 14 Feb 2000)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2000)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)

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  • Has spoken in 85 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Edward Davey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 53 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 77.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 17 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.
  • 131 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Edward Davey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1625 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Unless otherwise stated, all earnings paid to Energy Destinations Ltd, and will be used to benefit my disabled son.
Chairman of Mongoose Energy, a firm majority-owned by community benefit societies that develops, acquires, builds, finances and manages community-owned renewable energy installations. From 1 June 2017 I receive £5,000 every three months for an expected quarterly commitment of 24 hours. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Consultant on political issues and policy analysis to Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG. From 1 June 2017 I receive £5,000 a month for an expected monthly commitment of six hours. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Member of the Advisory Board of Next Energy Capital, a specialist investment and asset manager in the international solar sector. I receive £4,500 every three months for a quarterly commitment of 12 hours. (Registered 06 July 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
50% share in Energy Destinations Ltd, a consultancy. (Registered 06 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Chairman (unpaid) of Fit for the Future, a network of mainly charities helping organisations to become climate-friendly and resilient. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Trustee of Tourism for all, a charity. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Member of the Grantham Advisory Board, providing advice on climate change and the environment to the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE and Imperial College, University of London. (Registered 06 July 2017)

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