David Gauke

Former Independent MP for South West Hertfordshire


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David Gauke is a former MP for South West Hertfordshire.

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Former Independent MP for South West Hertfordshire

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019

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Topics of interest

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

  • Treasury
  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Open Source Software
  • Departmental Computers
  • Police
  • Outsourcing
  • Child Benefit: Personal Records

Other offices held in the past

  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice ( 8 Jan 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (11 Jun 2017 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (14 Jul 2016 to 11 Jun 2017)
  • 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

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 22 Oct 2019

    Many of us are still concerned that we may end up with a no-deal exit for Great Britain. Can my right hon. and learned Friend assure me that we will make sure, on the face of the Bill, that Parliament has an opportunity to vote before 1 July on whether the implementation period should be extended—whether for one or two years—if it does not look like we are going to get in the...
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 22 Oct 2019

    And the Government will abide by it.
  • Prime Minister’s Statement 19 Oct 2019

    The Prime Minister said that he wanted to leave with a deal, and he has shown determination and flexibility to reach a deal, for which he deserves credit. He will be aware, however, that unless we reach a free trade agreement in the next stage of negotiations, there is a risk that Great Britain will leave the implementation period without a deal with the European Union. Can he commit today...

More of David Gauke’s recent appearances

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