David Davis

Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden

@DavidDavisMP

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: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 16 Jan 2019

    European Scrutiny: UK Exit from the EU. 2:30 pm; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Mr David Davis MP
  • Exiting the European Union 10 Dec 2018

    The control of the timing of the backstop by the European Union hands enormous amount of negotiating power to the other side in this negotiation. Without change, it jeopardises the control of our money, borders, regulatory independence and, yes, our constitution too. It must therefore be time-limited under our control, and that must be legally enforceable. Is that what the Prime Minister is...
  • Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] 6 Dec 2018

    Before I attempt to pick up on the shadow Chancellor’s final views on where we are going, rather than on where we are, I draw the House’s attention to a wider issue, which I think goes to a quite important set of facts that the hon. Member for Dundee East (Stewart Hosie) was talking about in terms of Scotland’s export arrangements. When economic historians look back on this time in 100...

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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

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Topics of interest

David Davis campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Justice
  • Treasury
  • Christmas Cards
  • Ministerial Visits
  • Police
  • 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 14 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 75.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 144 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Davis’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1303 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received via London Speaker Bureau, 1st Floor, 235 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SF, for speaking engagements. I consulted ACoBA about this arrangement. (Registered 12 December 2018)
26 November 2018, received £16,000 plus VAT from Brewin Dolphin, 8 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4BE. Hours: approx. 5 hrs including preparation, travel and attendance. (Registered 12 December 2018)
26 November 2018, received £16,000 plus VAT from PWC Ireland, One Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1. Hours: approx. 12 hrs including preparation, travel and attendance. (Registered 12 December 2018)
7 December 2018, received £16,000 plus VAT from FTI Consulting, 200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD. Hours: approx. 6.5 hrs including preparation, travel and attendance. (Registered 12 December 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: CTF Partners Ltd
Address of donor: 6th Floor, 7 Old Park lane, London W1K 1QR

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £532.50 and hotel £220.50, total value £753

Destination of visit: Munich, Germany

Dates of visit: 19-20 September 2018

Purpose of visit: To deliver speech to a think tank, the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

(Registered 17 October 2018)
Name of donor: (i) Institute of Economic Affairs; (ii) Chickasaw Nation; (iii) E Foundation; (iv) White House Writers’ Group; (v) Syngenta; (vi) Mr Tucker Link
Address of donor: (i) 2 Lord North Street, London SW1P 3LB;

(ii) 2020 Lonnie Abbott Blvd, Ada, OK 74820, USA;

(iii) 2 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA;

(iv) 1025 Thomas Jefferson St NW #110g, Washington DC 20007, USA;

(v) 1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW #600, Washington DC 20006, USA;

(vi) private

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation):

Flights/travel: (i) £1,799; (ii) £4,052; (iii) £4,545

Accommodation: (iii) £622

Expenses and hospitality: (i) £150; (iii) £195; (iv) £31; (v) £31; (vi) £39

Destination of visit: Washington DC, and Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Dates of visit: 14-19 November 2018

Purpose of visit: Attended meetings on Capitol Hill in Washington. Attended meetings in Oklahoma State Capital and Oklahoma State University.

(Registered 12 December 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
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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