Edward Davey

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

@EdwardJDavey

General Election 2024

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Your MP (Edward Davey) represents you, and all of the people who live in Kingston and Surbiton, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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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
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 22 May 2024

    I join others in welcoming back to the House the hon. Member for South Thanet (Craig Mackinlay). We admire his courage, and send our best wishes to him and his family. I also join others in remembering all the victims of the bombing at the Manchester Arena. Amanda claimed carer’s allowance when caring for her mother, but the Department for Work and Pensions is now hounding her to pay back...
  • Infected Blood Inquiry Report 20 May 2024

    Today is about the tens of thousands of people whose lives have been torn apart by this disaster. Many of them have fought and waited for decades to see this day, and, tragically—as the Prime Minister reminded us—thousands have died waiting. I pay tribute to the survivors, the families, the campaigners and the journalists who have fought so long and so hard for justice. Having listened to...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 8 May 2024

    The abuse suffered by 88-year-old Ann King at the hands of staff in her care home was captured on a hidden camera. The footage is stomach churning. Ann died in October 2022, and it took nearly a year for the Care Quality Commission to launch a criminal investigation. Ann’s children are working to protect other care home residents from being subjected to such appalling abuse. Her son came...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 13 May 2024.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sir Michael Rake
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 28 June 2023)
Name of donor: Guy de Sellier
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 28 June 2023)
Name of donor: David Gladstone
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Donor status: individual
(Registered 28 June 2023)
Name of donor: Onecross Partners Ltd
Address of donor: 2a Rickyard Barn Stoke Road, Blisworth Hill Farm, Northampton NN7 3DB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: company, registration 12295397
(Registered 28 June 2023)
Name of donor: Richard Duncalf
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500
Donor status: individual
(Registered 28 June 2023)
Name of donor: David Bendix
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Donor status: individual
(Registered 29 June 2023)
Name of donor: Christine Leach
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 29 June 2023)
Name of donor: Sean Carney
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 30 June 2023)
Name of donor: Simon Curtis
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Donor status: individual
(Registered 2 May 2024)
Name of donor: Tim Clement-Jones
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to be spent where possible on the national spend on the campaign in Kingston and Surbiton.
Donor status: individual
(Registered 3 May 2024)
Name of donor: Ian Wrigglesworth
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 3 May 2024)
Name of donor: Patrick Foster
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 3 May 2024)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Sudhir Choudhrie
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 this donation is for the sole purpose of providing additional personal care support to my young son, who has an undiagnosed neurological disorder resulting in severe physical and learning disabilities.
Date received: 22 March 2024 to 31 October 2024
Date accepted: 22 March 2024
Donor status: individual
(Registered 16 April 2024)
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 life membership as Leader of the Liberal Democrats (value provided is that in 2023), value £798
Date received: 1 January 2022
Date accepted: 1 January 2022
Donor status: company, registration 01355034
(Registered 17 January 2022; updated 25 January 2022 and 11 January 2023)
Name of donor: PRS for Music Ltd
Address of donor: Goldings House, 2 Hays Lane, London SE1 2HB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets, accommodation, food and shuttle bus at Glastonbury Festival for two people, value £2,462
Date received: 24 June 2023 to 25 June 2023
Date accepted: 24 June 2023
Donor status: company, registration 03444246
(Registered 28 June 2023)
Name of donor: Viaro Energy
Address of donor: 5th Floor Viaro House, 20-23 Holborn, London EC1N 2JD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A seat at Viaro Energy's table at the London Air Ambulance Charity Gala, value £2,500
Date received: 7 February 2024
Date accepted: 7 February 2024
Donor status: company, registration 12471979
(Registered 15 February 2024; updated 4 March 2024)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee of Tourism for all, a charity.
(Registered 6 July 2017)
Board Member (unpaid) of Fit for the Future, a network of mainly charities helping organisations to become climate-friendly and resilient.
(Registered 6 July 2017; updated 31 January 2020)
Board member of POWERful Women (PfW), a professional initiative to advance gender diversity within the energy sector.
Date interest arose: 14 September 2017
(Registered 1 November 2018)

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