Edward Davey

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

@EdwardJDavey

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Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 18 May 2022

    May I join other new fans of Rangers and wish them good luck in Seville tonight? British farmers are the best in the world. They could play a big part in the answer to how families and pensioners can put food on the table during the cost of living emergency. But from Caithness to Cumbria, from Shropshire to Devon, farmers’ input costs are spiralling upwards: animal feed is up 60% and...
  • Debate on the Address: [1st day] 10 May 2022

    It has always been a great pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), especially since the current Prime Minister entered office. I agree with a lot of what she said, especially about the need to move ahead quickly with new legislation for people with mental health issues, and I thank her for what she said about social housing. I would like to pay tribute to Her...
  • Debate on the Address: [1st day] 10 May 2022

    I hope that the Government will find a way of working with politicians in Northern Ireland to help people who are struggling, but the right hon. Member is absolutely right about the VAT point. The Chancellor is getting £9 billion more in VAT receipts than the Budget prediction of £38 billion, yet the Government say that they cannot afford a VAT cut. That is clearly nonsense. At the local...

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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: 16 May 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: Christopher Bones
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 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)
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)
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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