Edward Leigh’s voting in Parliament
Edward Leigh is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Edward Leigh sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Edward Leigh consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
Edward Leigh generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
Edward Leigh generally voted against fixed periods between parliamentary elections, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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Edward Leigh has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2017
Many of us are sympathetic with the Secretary of State in his battle royal with the Treasury—after all, we are down to our last 13 frigates and six destroyers—and think that we should be spending 3% of gross national product, not 2%, but how many of us will support the Treasury when, having achieved our aims and we do spend 3% of GNP on defence, we cut the budgets of other Departments?
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Conservative MP for Gainsborough
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Gainsborough and Horncastle
Topics of interest
Edward Leigh campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
- Local Government Finance
- Civil Partnerships
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 16 Nov 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, International Trade Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (4 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Members' Expenses Committee (18 Jul 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, Public Accounts Commission (16 Mar 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (7 Jul 2010 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (1 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Nov 2001 to 6 May 2010)
- Chair, Public Accounts Committee (17 Oct 2001 to 1 Jan 2010)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Apr 2000 to 17 Oct 2001)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 4 Dec 1997)
- Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 19 Jul 2001)
- Member, Agriculture Committee (26 Feb 1996 to 17 Oct 1996)
- Member, Social Security Committee (11 Dec 1995 to 13 Dec 2000)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (2 Nov 1990 to 27 May 1993)
- Member, Defence Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill Committee (4 out of 7)
- Chairman, Higher Education and Research Bill Committee (6 out of 14)
- Chairman, Trade Union Bill Committee (5 out of 10)
- Chairman, Health Service Commissioner for England (Complaint Handling) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Citizenship (Armed Forces) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Local Audit and AccountabilityBill Committee (4 out of 9)
- Chairman, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Energy Bill Committee (8 out of 16)
- Chairman, Energy Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Chairman, Energy Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Chairman, Financial Services Bill Committee (9 out of 18)
- Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants Etc.) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Education and Inspections Bill Committee (21 out of 21)
- International Development Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Hunting Bill Committee (14 out of 16)
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- Has spoken in 101 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Edward Leigh’s speeches
- Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 93.33% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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 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") 1663 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.
1. Employment and earnings
Non-executive director of Europe Arab Bank, 15 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AD:
From 1 October 2017
until further notice, I will receive an annual salary of £74,000, paid monthly, for an expected monthly commitment of 20-30 hrs. (Registered 03 November 2017)
Barrister, not currently practising. (Registered 22 May 2015
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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