Edward Davey

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

@EdwardJDavey

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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

  • Child Trust Funds 19 Mar 2024

    Before the Minister talks about reforms that have been made, can I bring him back to the point of principle that he outlined at the beginning of his remarks? I do not think anyone disagrees that there is an important principle, but there is equally a principle of proportionality that I mentioned in my speech. Can the Minister address that point? Where does proportionality arise in his...
  • Child Trust Funds 19 Mar 2024

    I am grateful to the Minister for that answer. It was direct and to the point, and he has given way again, which is generous. When we look at the risk, we have evidence from the industry, which has looked at the case and many firms and funders have said that they are prepared to take on the risk themselves. Even though the Government are behind it, because the risk and the amount of money are...
  • Child Trust Funds 19 Mar 2024

    The hon. Gentleman has made a powerful speech, and I thank him for his kind comments. We all hope that the Minister will take the opportunity to tell us that the Government will look at the issue again and will make changes, but does the hon. Gentleman agree that if this Government fail to make changes, at the next election and in the next Parliament, it is vital that his party, working with...

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Last updated: 18 Mar 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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)
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, with an annual value (in 2023) 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 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, total value £2,462
Date received: 24-25 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 04 March 2024)
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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