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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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
With permission, Mr Speaker, before I announce the business, I should like to update colleagues on one or two practical matters following the terrorist attack yesterday. As is apparent to us all, the security checks and the rules on access to the Palace remain, for the time being, more restrictive than those to which we have become accustomed. I hope that hon. Members on both sides of the...
I thank the hon. Lady for her kind words and associate myself unreservedly both with her final remarks and with the tributes that she rightly paid not only to the police, but to the staff of the House for what they did yesterday in their various roles. I have to say to the hon. Lady that I intend to be here for a business statement next Thursday. I would be very sorry to lose her across the...
Although we rightly return to business as normal to demonstrate that our democracy and our free society will not be disrupted by terrorism, it is important that we always remember that the families of those who lost their lives and the families of those who were severely injured will have to live with the events of yesterday for the rest of their days on this earth. We should have that in...
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Conservative MP for Aylesbury
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Topics of interest
David Lidington campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Northern Ireland
- Home Department
- Customs and Excise
- RAF Halton
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — above 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 81.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1491 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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