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: 20 Dec 2017
The Government stated in their manifesto a commitment to maintaining the voting age at 18. We therefore have no plans to lower the voting age in elections. We continue to believe that the voting age should remain aligned with the age of majority at 18. This is the point at which many other key rights and obligations are acquired and is in line with international comparators.
The responsible thing for the Government to do is to stand by not just the policy we stood on in the recent general election but what we believe to be right, and it is right that the age of majority at 18 is the age at which every man and woman in this country acquires the full rights and responsibilities of adult citizenship.
We are talking here about electing the Parliament and the Government of the country, and although some 16 and 17-year-olds exercise and demonstrate enormous responsibilities, it is also the case that we make a general protection in our law for 16 and 17-year-olds—for example, through the criminal justice system. That is another way we recognise that 18 is, on average, the right point to...
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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
- Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (since 8 Jan 2018)
- Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (since 8 Jan 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (11 Jun 2017 to 8 Jan 2018)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (14 Jul 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (14 Jul 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, House of Commons Commission (14 Jul 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (14 Jul 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- 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 24 debates in the last year — below 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 92.74% 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") 1603 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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