David Laws

Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Yeovil

David Laws is not a member of any APPGs
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Jointly with the Department for Education)
6th Sep 2012 - 8th May 2015
Minister of State (Department for Education) (Jointly with the Cabinet Office)
6th Sep 2012 - 8th May 2015
Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee)
18th Jul 2011 - 13th Dec 2011
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
12th May 2010 - 29th May 2010
Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)
1st Jun 2007 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1st Jun 2005 - 1st Jun 2007
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
1st Jun 2002 - 1st Jun 2005
Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee)
2nd Dec 2002 - 5th May 2005
Treasury Committee
16th Jul 2001 - 7th Jan 2003
Shadow Spokesperson (Defence)
1st Jun 2001 - 1st Jun 2002


Division Voting information

David Laws has voted in 1456 divisions, and 10 times against the majority of their Party.

18 Nov 2014 - Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill - View Vote Context
David Laws voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 23 Liberal Democrat No votes vs 24 Liberal Democrat Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 284 Noes - 269
11 Jul 2012 - Sittings of the House - View Vote Context
David Laws voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 14 Liberal Democrat No votes vs 26 Liberal Democrat Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 205 Noes - 228
22 Feb 2012 - Annual Statements of Healthcare Costs - View Vote Context
David Laws voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 19 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 81 Noes - 176
21 Jun 2011 - Jobcentre Plus (Wales) - View Vote Context
David Laws voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Liberal Democrat No votes vs 9 Liberal Democrat Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 21 Noes - 127
3 Feb 2010 - Yemen - View Vote Context
David Laws voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Liberal Democrat No votes vs 43 Liberal Democrat Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 403 Noes - 20
20 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
David Laws voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 42 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 190 Noes - 332
20 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
David Laws voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 27 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 28 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 173 Noes - 309
20 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
David Laws voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 23 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 32 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 233 Noes - 304
31 Oct 2006 - Termination of Pregnancy - View Vote Context
David Laws voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 34 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 108 Noes - 187
17 Oct 2006 - Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment) - View Vote Context
David Laws voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 49 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 240
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All Debates

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Sparring Partners
Kevin Brennan (Labour)
(33 debate interactions)
Graham Stuart (Conservative)
(15 debate interactions)
Nic Dakin (Labour)
(15 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(261 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(241 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(34 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(3 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
David Laws has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
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Commons initiatives

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David Laws has not been granted any Urgent Questions

David Laws has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

David Laws has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

David Laws has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


David Laws has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament