David Lidington

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Aylesbury Conservative

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.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Photographs: Crime 26 Jul 2017

    The existing law offers protection to anyone subject to intrusive and harassing behaviour from those that seek to take images of them. Depending on the facts of the case, images taken with the intention of causing alarm or distress to the victim may amount to harassment. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 already makes it an offence for someone to pursue a course of conduct which amounts...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Electronic Surveillance: Crime 26 Jul 2017

    The Government continues to keep the law under review, working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office. There are no current plans to introduce new legislation.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Harassment 26 Jul 2017

    The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (the 1997 Act) already makes it an offence for someone to pursue a course of conduct which amounts to harassment of another and which they know, or ought to know, amounts to harassment of the other. Harassment is generally understood to involve improper, oppressive and unreasonable conduct that is targeted at an individual and calculated to alarm them...

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Conservative MP for Aylesbury

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

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Topics of interest

David Lidington campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Currently held offices

  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (since 11 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 40 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 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 124 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Lidington’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1518 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

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