David Davis

MP, Haltemprice and Howden

Haltemprice and Howden Conservative

David Davis campaigned to leave the European Union

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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 consistently 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 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 requiring the mass retention of information about communications, 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 generally 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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Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 13 Sep 2016

    Foreign Affairs: Implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s role in the world. 3:00 pm; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Department for Exiting the European Union
  • Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee 12 Sep 2016

    European Union Committee: Brexit: parliamentary scrutiny. 4:00 pm; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 4:05 PM) Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
  • Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Withdrawal from EU 7 Sep 2016

    The referendum result delivered a clear mandate for an EU exit and it is the duty of the Government to make sure we do just that. The Prime Minister has been clear that there must be no attempts to remain inside the EU and no attempts to rejoin it through the back door. Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a success of it.

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Profile

Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Booth Ferry

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Justice
  • Treasury
  • Christmas Cards
  • Ministerial Visits
  • Police
  • Departmental Data Protection
  • Immigration and Nationality Directorate

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (since 13 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • 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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all David Davis’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 51 written questions in the last year — above 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 59.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 158 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Davis’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 944 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 1 July 2016, supervisory board member of Mansfeider Kupfer Und Messing GMBH, Lichtlöcherberg 40, 06333 Hettstedt, Germany; a German manufacturing company. Anticipated remuneration, approximately £34,000 per annum. Estimated hours: 6 days a year. (Registered 10 June 2013; updated 28 July 2016)
16 October 2015, payment of £7,192.09 for this role, received from Copper 1909 GMBH and Co. KG, Lichtlöcherberg 40, D-06333 Hettstedt, Germany. Hours: 3 days. (Registered 22 October 2015)
8 January 2016, payment of £7,271.78 for this role, received from Copper 1909 GMBH and Co. KG, Lichtlöcherberg 40, D-06333 Hettstedt, Germany. Hours: 3 days. (Registered 18 January 2016)
18 April 2016, payment of £15,590.32 for this role, received from Copper 1909 GMBH and Co. KG, Lichtlӧcherberg 40, D-06333 Hettstedt, Germany. Hours: 6 days. (Registered 25 April 2016)
18 July 2016, payment of £8,177.96 for this role, received from Copper 1909 GMBH and Co. KG, Lichtlӧcherberg 40, D-06333 Hettstedt, Germany. Hours: 3 days. (Registered 26 July 2016)
From 2 December 2014, member of board of directors of Metriopharm AG, Bleichwerweig 45, 8002 Zurich; a Swiss pharmaceutical company. Anticipated remuneration approximately £13,165 per annum, plus 100,000 stock options. Estimated hours: 16 hrs a year. (Registered 2 December 2014; updated 26 January 2015)
Articles written for ANMFS LTD (Mail Group). Address: Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London W8 5TT:
25 November 2015, received payment of £1,250 for article in the Daily Mail. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 08 December 2015)
20 July 2016, received £1,900 for two articles in the Mail on Sunday, published on 18 June 2016 and 8 July 2016. Hours: 6 hrs (3 hrs per article). (Registered 10 August 2016)
Payments from Guardian News and Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
17 December 2015, received £310 for an article in the Guardian. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 05 January 2016)
15 September 2015, payment of £500 received from the High Pay Centre, 32-36 Loman street, London SE1 0EH, for writing an essay. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 12 October 2015)
17 December 2015, received £200 for article from Evening Standard, 2 Derry St, London W8 5TT. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 05 January 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of the Syrian Arabic Republic
Address of donor: Damascus

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): security and transport within Syria, value not available but estimated to be over £300

Destination of visit: Damascus

Date of visit: 6-11 April 2016

Purpose of visit: assessment of political and security situation.

(Registered 28 April 2016)
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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