David Gauke

MP, South West Hertfordshire

South West Hertfordshire Conservative

David Gauke campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of David Gauke’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Gauke’s full vote analysis page for more.

David Gauke has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Redundancy Pay: Nuclear Power Stations 20 Oct 2016

    The government announced in May 2015 that it intends to take forward its manifesto commitment to end six-figure exit payments for public sector workers. The Enterprise Act, which contains provisions for the 95,000 public sector exit payment cap, received Royal Assent on 4 May 2016. Public sector exit payments cost around 2 billion a year and it is important that they are fair,...
  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 19 Oct 2016

    Procedure: Scrutiny of the Government’s Supply Estimates. 2:45 pm; Room 20, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Mr David Gauke MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rt Hon Mr David Lidington MP, Leader of the House of Commons

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Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire

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


Topics of interest

  • 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 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 29 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 87.32% 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.
  • 106 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Gauke’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1085 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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 with a total value of £600

Date received: 16 July 2016

Date accepted: 16 July 2016

Donor status: company, registration 3251364

(Registered 28 July 2016)

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