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 university tuition fees Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
45 votes for, 1 vote against, 8 absences, between 2012–2016
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2014
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2007–2016
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David Gauke has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 20 Dec 2017
Justice: The work of the Ministry of Justice.
Witnesses: Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Maintaining access to justice is a key principle when changes to the estate are proposed. Before issuing our consultation on court closures in January, we assessed the impact on access to justice—principally, the changes in travel time for court users. The decision to close a court is never taken lightly, and is made only after full public consultation and where we are satisfied that...
I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her comments, but we also have to take into account the fact that 41% of courts and tribunals used less than half their available hearing capacity during the financial year 2016-17, and across the country courts are utilised at 58% of their capacity. In those circumstances, where resources are scarce we have to make decisions about the reforms we undertake.
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Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
David Gauke campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Open Source Software
- Departmental Computers
- Child Benefit: Personal Records
Currently held offices
- The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (since 8 Jan 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 16 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 95.42% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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") 1196 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: England and Wales Cricket Board
Address of donor: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London NW8 8QZ
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Three hospitality tickets for Lords Cricket Ground with a total value of £600
Date received: 9 September 2017
Date accepted: 9 September 2017
Donor status: company, registration 3251364
(Registered 13 September 2017)
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