Edward Davey

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

@EdwardJDavey

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19 22 Sep 2020

    There was one major omission from the Prime Minister’s statement: an apology. Will he now apologise for his Government’s gross incompetence over testing, tracing and clear communications, which has led to these latest restrictions on people’s daily lives? As families and businesses look forward, especially to Christmas, how will the Government support the millions of people who are on...
  • The Prime Minister was asked: Engagements 16 Sep 2020

    Research by the Disabled Children’s Partnership shows that three quarters of families with disabled children had their care support stopped during lockdown. The Coronavirus Act 2020 is partly to blame, as it relaxed the duties to assess and meet the needs of disabled people. As the father of a disabled child and a patron of the Disability Law Service, I have seen legal advice that suggests...
  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 14 Sep 2020

    I agree with the right hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell): this Bill breaks the rule of law. It is against the national interests, and my party will oppose it. That might not surprise people. We have argued for Britain to work with our European partners at the heart of Europe, but in our opposition to the Bill, I am determined that we represent the views of leave voters as well...

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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

  • 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)

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Unless otherwise stated, all earnings paid to Energy Destinations Ltd, and will be used to benefit my disabled son.
Payments received as 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 to 31 December 2017, I received £5,000 every three months for an expected quarterly commitment of 24 hours. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 27 February 2020)
28 March 2019, received £7,085 for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2019. Hours: 120 hrs. (Registered 02 March 2020)
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: Chris Leach
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 October 2019)
Name of donor: Tina Leach
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 October 2019)
Name of donor: Joseph Zammit-Lucia
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Robert A Laurence
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: 12 Property FE Ltd
Address of donor: c/o Barnes Roffe LLP3, Brook Business Centre, Cowley Mill Road Uxbridge UB8 2FX

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration 09351326

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Alexandra M Christiansen
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Infinergy Ltd
Address of donor: 16 West Borough,Wimborne BH21 1NG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 04732465

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Ian Montrose
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Valerie M Williams
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Next Energy Capital
Address of donor: 5th Floor Office, North Side 7-10 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9DQ

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

Donor status: company, registration 05975223

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Ashtonleigh Homes Limited
Address of donor: 14 Highbury Road, London SW19 7PR

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

Donor status: company, registration 07257566

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: DCD London and Mutual
Address of donor: 90 Long Acre, London WC2E 9RA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000

Donor status: company, registration 02896868

(Registered 31 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: DCD London and Mutual
Address of donor: 90 Long Acre, London WC2E 9RA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 17 May 2019

Date accepted: 20 May 2019

Donor status: company, registration 02896868

(Registered 31 January 2020)
Name of donor: Richard Madgin
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 28 May 2020

Date accepted: 22 June 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 June 2020)
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: £14,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 1 June 2020

Date accepted: 22 June 2020

Donor status: company, registration 12295397

(Registered 29 June 2020)
Name of donor: Guy De Selliers
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 28 May 2020

Date accepted: 27 June 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2020)
Name of donor: Justinian Ash
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 16 June 2020

Date accepted: 29 June 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2020)
Name of donor: Michael Bonte-Friedheim
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 19 June 2020

Date accepted: 4 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2020)
Name of donor: Dinesh Dhamija
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 20 June 2020

Date accepted: 4 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2020)
Name of donor: Ian Montrose
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 23 June 2020

Date accepted: 4 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2020)
Name of donor: Sir Michael Rake
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 24 June 2020

Date accepted: 4 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2020)
Name of donor: Michael Frohlich
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 4 June 2020

Date accepted: 28 June 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 July 2020)
Name of donor: Ashton Care Homes Ltd
Address of donor: 14 Highbury Road, London SW19 7PR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 29 June 2020

Date accepted: 19 July 2020

Donor status: company, registration 9140646

(Registered 23 July 2020)
Name of donor: Michael Frohlich
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 1 July 2020

Date accepted: 4 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 July 2020)
Name of donor: John Hemming
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 26 June 2020

Date accepted: 22 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2020)
Name of donor: George G Brown
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £13,800 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 29 June 2020

Date accepted: 22 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2020)
Name of donor: Michael Young
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 29 June 2020

Date accepted: 22 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2020)
Name of donor: Richard Duncalf
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 30 June 2020

Date accepted: 22 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2020)
Name of donor: Laurence Robert
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 30 June 2020

Date accepted: 22 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2020)
Name of donor: Richard Carter
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 25 June 2020

Date accepted: 23 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2020)
Name of donor: Simon Curtis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 25 June 2020

Date accepted: 23 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2020)
Name of donor: David Stevens
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £13,800 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 4 July 2020

Date accepted: 1 August 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 August 2020)
Name of donor: Elizabeth Desmond
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 5 July 2020

Date accepted: 1 August 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 August 2020)
Name of donor: Michael Frohlich
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 9 July 2020

Date accepted: 1 August 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 August 2020)
Name of donor: DCD London & Mutual
Address of donor: 90 Long Acre, London WC2E 9RA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 10 July 2020

Date accepted: 1 August 2020

Donor status: company, registration 02896868

(Registered 10 August 2020)
Name of donor: Michael Frohlich
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 29 July 2020

Date accepted: 1 August 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 August 2020)
Name of donor: Edward GL Staple
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 16 July 2020

Date accepted: 16 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 August 2020)
Name of donor: Paul Wohanka
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 20 July 2020

Date accepted: 20 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 August 2020)
Name of donor: Lawrence Parkhouse-Eke
Address of donor: private

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: 21 July 2020

Date accepted: 1 August 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 August 2020)
Name of donor: Christopher Shirley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 29 July 2020

Date accepted: 1 August 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 August 2020)
Name of donor: Michael Frohlich
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,050 towards my campaign for leadership of the Liberal Democrat party

Date received: 18 August 2020

Date accepted: 18 August 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 August 2020)
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)
8. Miscellaneous
Board Member (unpaid) of Fit for the Future, a network of mainly charities helping organisations to become climate-friendly and resilient. Until October 2019, I was the Chairman. (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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