David Gauke

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire


David Gauke’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 5 Feb 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Justice and Home Affairs post-Council statement 14 Feb 2019

    The first meeting of EU Interior and Justice Ministers during the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU took place on 7 and 8 February 2019 in Bucharest. The Immigration Minister represented the UK on Interior day. I represented the UK on Justice day. Interior day focused on counter-terrorism, policing co-operation, the Schengen area, and migration and asylum. Interior day began with a...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Contingencies Fund Advance 14 Feb 2019

    The Ministry of Justice requires an advance to discharge its commitments which are set out in its Supplementary Estimate 2018-19, laid before Parliament on February 11th 2019. The Ministry of Justice has sought a repayable cash advance from the Contingencies Fund of £840,000,000. Parliamentary approval for additional resources of £840,000,000 will be sought in a Supplementary Estimate for...
  • Legal Aid: Post-Implementation Review 7 Feb 2019

    I hope it will be helpful to the House if I put this debate in a little context. A significant rise in the cost of legal aid took place over a number of years, a point recognised by the last Labour Government. If the hon. Gentleman wishes me to, I could give him a long list of quotations from Labour Ministers raising their concerns about the increase in the cost of legal aid. That is why...

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Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire

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

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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

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 12 debates in the last year — well 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 90.99% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 1261 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.


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