Edward Davey

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

@EdwardJDavey

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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.

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Edward Davey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Toys and Games: Autism 21 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people buying toys for children who are prone to sensory overload and sensitivity can easily identify which toys are most suitable for their needs.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Professions: Training 21 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact on applicants of Health Education England’s change in policy to require applicants to have two years of qualified practice before receiving funding.
  • Aukus 16 Sep 2021

    As consistent internationalists, Liberal Democrats welcome this enhanced co-operation with our Australian allies, especially because it is for our mutual security. Just because the Prime Minister has failed on past occasions to effectively co-operate internationally does not mean we will not give him credit on occasions like this. But further to his answer to the right hon. Member for North...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

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

Social Media

Expenses

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

  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (since 27 Aug 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Social Justice) (6 Jan 2020 to 7 Sep 2020)
  • Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats (13 Dec 2019 to 27 Aug 2020)
  • Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats (3 Sep 2019 to 13 Dec 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) (21 Aug 2019 to 7 Sep 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (21 Aug 2019 to 21 Oct 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (16 Jun 2017 to 21 Aug 2019)
  • 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)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (18 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (without Portfolio) (5 Dec 2006 to 18 Dec 2007)
  • 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)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (5 Mar 2006 to 10 Dec 2006)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) (10 May 2005 to 5 Mar 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)
  • Liberal Democrat 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)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Chief Secretary to the Treasury) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Olympics and London) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • 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)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Liberal Democrat Whip (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2000)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Sep 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Unless otherwise stated, all earnings paid to Energy Destinations Ltd, and will be used to benefit my disabled son.
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. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Onecross Partners Ltd
Address of donor: The Nova Centre, 1 Purser Road, Northampton NN1 4PG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 7 August 2020

Date accepted: 9 August 2020

Donor status: company, registration 12295397

(Registered 21 September 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Richard Duncalf
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500, received via Liberal Democrat HQ, to purchase a suit

Date received: 11 December 2020

Date accepted: 11 December 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2021)
Name of donor: National Liberal Club
Address of donor: 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Honorary annual membership for 2021, value £798

Date received: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021

Date accepted: 1 January 2021

Donor status: company, registration 01355034

(Registered 25 January 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Board Member (unpaid) of Fit for the Future, a network of mainly charities helping organisations to become climate-friendly and resilient. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 31 January 2020)
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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