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A selection of David Lidington's votes
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Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2008–2016
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 9 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2017
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019
Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
37 votes for, 0 votes against, 17 absences, between 2014–2016
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Lidington’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Lidington’s full vote analysis page for more.
I will be the frank with the House: it will be a great wrench to leave this place after 27 years. You know what they say, Madam Deputy Speaker: folks are often kindest when they know you are on your way out, and there have been occasions in the past week since I announced my intention to step down when I have felt that I have been granted the privilege of attending my own funeral oration...
I am delighted to be able to associate myself with and wholeheartedly support the motion moved by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House. I want to say two things about my memories of Rose. First, from those few minutes at the beginning of our parliamentary days when the Speaker’s Chaplain reads a psalm and leads us in a brief session of prayer, I will always remember the sheer...
Is not the flaw in my right hon. Friend’s argument that rather than gifting to the Leader of the Opposition only the choice about whether he might agree to a particular revised programme motion, the Government should instead have given the House as a whole that opportunity? Is it not the Government’s refusal to give the House as a whole that opportunity that is causing the criticisms that...
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Former Conservative MP for Aylesbury
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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
Other offices held in the past
- Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (8 Jan 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
- Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (8 Jan 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
- 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)
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