Edward Davey

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

@EdwardJDavey

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 2 Dec 2022

    Energy Costs (Domestic Customers and Small Business) Bill: Second Reading – Edward Davey. Private Members' Bills
  • Tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen 9 Sep 2022

    It is a real pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), and I congratulate her on her lovely, heartwarming speech. The Liberal Democrats join Members on both sides of the House in expressing our deepest condolences on the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. We are mourning a profound loss. The Queen was a formidable monarch who faithfully served our country all her...

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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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Unless otherwise stated, all earnings paid to Energy Destinations Ltd, and will be used to benefit my disabled son.
Until 12 January 2022, consultant on political issues and policy analysis to Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG. From 1 June 2017 I received £5,000 a month for an expected monthly commitment of six hours. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 08 February 2022)
Until 11 February 2022, Member of the Advisory Board of Next Energy Capital, a specialist investment and asset manager in the international solar sector. I received £4,500 every three months for a quarterly commitment of 12 hours. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 14 February 2022)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Paula Gasston
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 February 2022)
Name of donor: Esbjorn Wilmar
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 May 2022)
Name of donor: Christopher Leach
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £790 as a winning auction bid at a fundraising event

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 August 2022)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Christopher Leach
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £30,000

Date received: 23 July 2022

Date accepted: 23 July 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 July 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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)
Name of donor: Ramesh Dewan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to the British Kebab Awards, total value £552

Date received: 26 October 2021

Date accepted: 26 October 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 November 2021)
Name of donor: Eilean Shona Management Ltd
Address of donor: Eilean Shona House, Eilean Shona, Argyll PH36 4LR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two nights accommodation, food and travel whilst attending a climate change summit, value £600

Date received: 5-7 November 2021

Date accepted: 5 November 2021

Donor status: company, registration SC077405

(Registered 03 December 2021)
Name of donor: Ramesh Dewan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to the Royal Variety Show with food and drinks, total value £800

Date received: 18 November 2021

Date accepted: 18 November 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 December 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 life membership as Leader of the Liberal Democrats, with an annual value (in 2022) of £798

Date received: 1 January 2022

Date accepted: 1 January 2022

Donor status: company, registration 01355034

(Registered 17 January 2022; updated 25 January 2022)
Name of donor: Christopher Bones
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,250, received via

Liberal Democrat HQ, to cover the costs associated with publishing my book

Date received: 7 January 2022

Date accepted: 7 January 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 February 2022; updated 23 May 2022)
Name of donor: Dr Aysan Al-Haq
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two cases of wine, total value £428.90

Date received: 21 April 2022

Date accepted: 21 April 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 May 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, tourist tax, meals and transfer from Paris, value £1,054

Destination of visit: Versailles, France

Dates of visit: 30 June - 2 July 2022

Purpose of visit: To attend the Franco-British Colloque.

(Registered 05 July 2022; updated 14 July 2022)
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)
From 15 November 2018 until 18 October 2021, I was the sole director of Berrylands Printers Limited. The company was not trading during this period. I received no remuneration for this role, or any other financial benefit. (Registered 17 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 10 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.

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