David Davis

The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

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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 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 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 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

We have lots more plain English analysis of David Davis’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Davis’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

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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

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)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all David Davis’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — 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 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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.
  • 161 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Davis’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1204 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
From 2 December 2014 to 7 September 2016, member of board of directors of Metriopharm AG, Bleichwerweig 45, 8002 Zurich; a Swiss pharmaceutical company. Remuneration approximately £13,165 per annum, plus 100,000 stock options. Estimated hours: 16 hrs a year. Final payment of £6,053.53, for work undertaken between January 2016 and June 2016, received on 12 October 2016. (Registered 2 December 2014; updated 26 January 2015, 19 September 2016 and 20 October 2016)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Allamhouse Ltd
Address of donor: Wyke Way, Melton, Hull HU14 3BQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000

Donor status: company, registration 2708090

(Registered 28 June 2017)
Name of donor: Shore Capital Group PLC
Address of donor: Bond Street House, 14 Clifford Street, London W1S 4JU

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

Donor status: company, registration 2089582

(Registered 28 June 2017)
Name of donor: J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: Denstone Road, Rocester, Staffordshire ST14 5JP

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

Donor status: company, registration 00561597

(Registered 28 June 2017)
Name of donor: Theo Paphitis
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2017)
Name of donor: Alan Halsall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2017)
Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: SKY plc
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: one ticket and hospitality at Silverstone; value £950

Date received: 16 July 2017

Date accepted: 16 July 2017

Donor status: company, registration 2247735

(Registered 11 September 2017)
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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