Edward Davey

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

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Recent appearances

  • The Economy 24 Oct 2019

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin), who I voted for yesterday. Rarely before in our history have a Government presented a Queen’s Speech that will do so much damage to our economy. By placing Brexit at its heart, the Prime Minister is delivering on one promise: his crude, four-letter pledge to business. This hardest of hard Brexits is as...
  • The Economy 24 Oct 2019

    Will the Chancellor publish today an economic impact assessment—an assessment of the public finance impacts —of the Prime Minister’s hard-deal Brexit, and if he won’t, why not?
  • HMRC Impact Analysis: Customs 8 Oct 2019

    Given that HMRC has now shown that Brexit means red tape, and that this would harm trade, destroy jobs and cut growth, what estimate has the Treasury made of the impact of lower growth on Britain’s public finances? Does the Minister accept that the Office for Budget Responsibility has said—and now the IFS analysis has shown—that borrowing will rocket under a no deal? Is it not now...

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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

Other offices held in the past

  • Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats (3 Sep 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) (21 Aug 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 74 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Edward Davey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 29 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 120 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1681 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Unless otherwise stated, all earnings paid to Energy Destinations Ltd, and will be used to benefit my disabled son.
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 I receive £5,000 every three months for an expected quarterly commitment of 24 hours. (Registered 06 July 2017)
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: Infinergy Ltd
Address of donor: 16, West Borough, Wimbourne, Dorset BH21 1NE

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

Donor status: company, registration 04732465

(Registered 01 November 2018)
Name of donor: Christopher Leach
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 February 2019)
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)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Pim Piers
Address of donor: private

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: 29 April 2019

Date accepted: 29 April 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 25 July 2019)
Name of donor: Pim Piers
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 20 July 2019

Date accepted: 20 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 25 July 2019)
Name of donor: Chris Leach
Address of donor: private

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: 19 June 2019

Date accepted: 11 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 August 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: British Tamils Forum
Address of donor: Unit 1, Tamil House, Fountayne Business Centre, Broad Lane, London N15 4AG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, overnight accommodation, taxis and food, total value £334

Destination of visit: Geneva

Dates of visit: 24-25 September 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the United Nations Human Rights Council and discuss the implementation of UNHRC resolutions with respect to Sri Lanka

(Registered 02 November 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
50% share in Energy Destinations Ltd, a consultancy. (Registered 06 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Chairman (unpaid) of Fit for the Future, a network of mainly charities helping organisations to become climate-friendly and resilient. (Registered 06 July 2017)
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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