David Davis’s voting in Parliament
David Davis is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, David Davis sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
David Davis voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year, while most Conservative MPs consistently voted for. Show votes
David Davis generally voted against military action against ISIL (Daesh), while most Conservative MPs consistently voted for. Show votes
David Davis almost always voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
David Davis generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
David Davis consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
David Davis generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
David Davis voted for allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
David Davis generally voted for greater regulation of gambling, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
David Davis generally voted against a statutory register of lobbyists, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
The right hon. and learned Gentleman has had many discussions with me, on Privy Council terms, over the past two years, and I have to say to the House that he has always been supportive of the country’s interests in those discussions and, indeed—at least in my understanding —in his conversations in the European Union.
As the Prime Minister is aware, the Department for Exiting the European Union carried out a study of all the previous free trade deals that the European Union had done, in order to create a draft free trade deal that was based solely on European precedent. The Department was—until I left, at least—creating a legal text of such a draft treaty as a fall-back option for the current...
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Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented Booth Ferry
Topics of interest
David Davis campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Christmas Cards
- Ministerial Visits
- Departmental Data Protection
- Immigration and Nationality Directorate
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (13 Jul 2016 to 8 Jul 2018)
- Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) (10 Nov 2003 to 12 Jun 2008)
- Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (23 Jul 2002 to 10 Nov 2003)
- Shadow Minister without Portfolio (18 Sep 2001 to 23 Jul 2002)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (30 Oct 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Chair, Public Accounts Committee (25 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (20 Jul 1994 to 2 May 1997)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Duchy of Lancaster Office) (27 May 1993 to 19 Jul 1994)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (3 Dec 1990 to 27 May 1993)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all David Davis’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 78.33% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 53 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1297 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 1 Oct 2018.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: JC
Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: The Mill, Rocester, Staffordshire ST14 5JP
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Helicopter travel with a value of £3,969.84
Date received: 20 November 2017
Date accepted: 20 November 2017
Donor status: company, registration 00561597
(Registered 21 December 2017
Name of donor: British Racing Drivers Club
Address of donor: Silverstone, Towcester NN12 8TN
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two passes for the Presidential Suite at the Silverstone Grand Prix, total value £1,500
Date received: 8 July 2018
Date accepted: 8 July 2018
Donor status: company, registration 00257980
(Registered 23 August 2018
Unremunerated board member, New City Network (London) Ltd; a not-for-profit think tank aiming to develop ideas and research on financial services policy. (Registered 17 April 2013
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