David Lidington

MP, Aylesbury

Aylesbury Conservative

David Lidington campaigned to remain in the European Union

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David Lidington’s voting in Parliament

David Lidington is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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

  • David Lidington generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Lidington generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 20 Oct 2016

    The business for next week will be as follows: Monday 24 October—Second Reading of the Health Services Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill. Tuesday 25 October—Second Reading of the Criminal Finances Bill. Wednesday 26 October—Opposition day (10th allotted day). There will be a debate on Concentrix, followed by a debate on Yemen. Both debates will arise on an Opposition motion....
  • Business of the House 20 Oct 2016

    May I first deal with the two very serious points that the hon. Lady raised at the end of her remarks? I am sure that every single Member of the House will want to mark the appalling tragedy in Aberfan when the anniversary is commemorated tomorrow. None of us can ever forget—even if we were fairly young children at the time—the searing impact of the photographs and news coverage...
  • Business of the House 20 Oct 2016

    We do work closely with the French authorities to ensure that all those applying to the UK do actually qualify under the Dublin arrangements, which include the requirement for children to be under 18. We have to carry out the checks in a way that complies with High Court judgments on the matter. As my hon. Friend knows, the British Dental Association has taken the view that to carry out...

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Conservative MP for Aylesbury

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Correspondence
  • Customs and Excise
  • RAF Halton
  • Vat
  • Climate Change Levy

Currently held offices

  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (since 14 Jul 2016)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 14 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 14 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 14 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister for Europe (13 May 2010 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1 Jul 2003 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Food, Farming and Environment) (5 Sep 2002 to 19 Dec 2002)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (23 Jul 2002 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Financial Secretary (8 Oct 2001 to 1 Oct 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Apr 1999 to 4 Oct 2001)
  • Member, Education Committee (5 Jul 1993 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all David Lidington’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 82.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 20–21 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 109 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Lidington’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1257 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.


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