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David Gauke’s voting in Parliament
David Gauke is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of David Gauke’s votes.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
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David Gauke has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
We have regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues on how the Government can boost growth and productivity across Scotland and the UK. The Government are discussing city deals for Edinburgh and Stirling, and we are looking forward to receiving proposals from the Tay cities. The Government are focused on taking those deals forward as we look to agree city deals for all of Scotland’s...
Up to this point, growth deals have been city growth deals and, by definition, have focused on cities. As I said earlier, we have made a lot of progress on all the Scottish cities. Of course, it is open to the Scottish Government to take forward projects to enable growth in the county of Ayrshire, if they wish to do so.
As announced at the autumn statement, the Government are significantly increasing investment in research and development, which is rising by an extra £2 billion a year by 2020-21. That is the largest increase over a Parliament since records began in 1979. This includes an industrial strategy challenge fund, which will support collaboration between businesses and the UK’s...
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Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Open Source Software
- Departmental Computers
- Child Benefit: Personal Records
Currently held offices
- The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (since 14 Jul 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (15 Jul 2014 to 14 Jul 2016)
- The Exchequer Secretary (13 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
- Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2009 to 7 Dec 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Treasury) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Treasury Committee (13 Feb 2006 to 17 Jul 2007)
- Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 11 Jun 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all David Gauke’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 84.40% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1093 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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