Edward Davey

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton


Edward Davey’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Edward Davey sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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Edward Davey has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 25 Jun 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees 2 Jul 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were detained (a) in total and (b) for more than 24 hours in short-term holding facilities at (i) Heathrow and (ii) Gatwick airport in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees 2 Jul 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made implementing the recommendations of the Independent Monitoring Boards to improve conditions in short-term holding facilities.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees 2 Jul 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people currently in Immigration Removal Centres claim to be under 18 years old.

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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
  • Home Office
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Jul 2019.

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)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Infinergy Ltd
Address of donor: 16, West Borough, Wimbourne, Dorset BH21 1NE

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

Donor status: company, registration 04732465

(Registered 01 November 2018)
Name of donor: Christopher Leach
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 February 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: British Tamils Forum
Address of donor: Unit 1, Tamil House, Fountayne Business Centre, Broad Lane, London N15 4AG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, overnight accommodation, taxis and food, total value £334

Destination of visit: Geneva

Dates of visit: 24-25 September 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the United Nations Human Rights Council and discuss the implementation of UNHRC resolutions with respect to Sri Lanka

(Registered 02 November 2018)
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)
From 14 September 2017, Board member of POWERful Women (PfW), a professional initiative to advance gender diversity within the energy sector. (Registered 01 November 2018)

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