David Drew

Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Stroud Labour/Co-operative

David Drew’s voting in Parliament

David Drew is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

However, David Drew sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • David Drew almost always voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • David Drew consistently voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • David Drew consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Drew generally voted against equal gay rights, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Drew generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: UK Trade with EU 20 Sep 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on domestic retail prices of (a) beef, (b) sheep, (c) wheat, (d) dairy and (e) poultry of the UK not signing a free trade agreement with the EU.
  • Schools: National Funding Formula 14 Sep 2017

    Let me give one cheer to the Secretary of State for at long last addressing the national formula. Will she give due credit to the f40 group, which has for a generation been arguing for this very change? I welcome the emphasis on sparsity, but will she re-examine the issue of using free school meals as a denominator of deprivation in rural areas? It has never been a good measure, and it never...
  • Police Pay and Funding 14 Sep 2017

    I have met both the police and crime commissioner and the chief constable of Gloucestershire over the last couple of weeks. They already faced a very difficult funding situation, but this announcement will only make it worse. They have made all the back-office savings that they can possibly make, and their worry is that restructuring is again on the Government’s agenda. Will the...

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Stroud

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 12 Apr 2010

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Sudan
  • Western Sahara
  • Bovine TB
  • Bovine Tuberculosis
  • Housing

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 3 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, South West Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, South West Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (6 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (3 Feb 1998 to 20 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (31 Jul 1997 to 27 Nov 2001)

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all David Drew’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 45 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 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 94.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 24 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 105 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Drew’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 771 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
17 June 2017, received £1,276.77 from Ecotricity Ltd, Lion House, 2 Rowcroft, Stroud GL5 3BY, for consultancy work. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 22 June 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: CWU Gloucester
Address of donor: Gloucester North Delivery Office, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 22 June 2017)
Name of donor: CWU Bristol
Address of donor: 20 Church Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol BS5 9JA

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

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 22 June 2017)

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