David Davis

MP, Haltemprice and Howden

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Haltemprice and Howden Conservative

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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David Davis has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) 31 Oct 2018

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah), a fellow scientist, albeit some of her evidence could have perhaps benefited from a peer review. May I ask her, on behalf of the whole House, to pass on our best wishes to the Secretary of State for a speedy recovery—
  • Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) 31 Oct 2018

    Shadow Secretary of State, yes. I do not think my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State requires any help in recovery. He is a formidable champion for business, as I know, sometimes to my cost, from my old job. He has been a brilliant exponent and driver of the enabling of the modernisation of the British industrial estate. I wish to pick up on one point made by the hon. Lady. She talked...
  • Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) 31 Oct 2018

    No, I will not give way on this issue.

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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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 15 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 77.57% 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") 1300 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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)
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)
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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