Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable

Vincent Cable




Liberal Democrat

Address as

Dr Cable

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 3000


2a Lion Road, Twickenham, TW1 4JQ
Tel: 020 8892 0215


Electoral history

Contested Glasgow Hillhead (Labour) 1970, York (SDP/Alliance) 1983 and 1987, Twickenham (Liberal Democrat) 1992 general elections. Member for Twickenham since 1 May 1997 general election

Parliamentary career

Liberal Democrat: Spokesperson for the Treasury (EMU and The City) 1997-99, Principal Spokesperson for Trade and Industry 1999-2003, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 2003-10; Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; President of the Board of Trade 2010-

Party groups

Liberal Democrat Party: Deputy Leader 2006-10, Acting Leader 2007

Select committees

Member: Treasury (Treasury Sub-Committee) 1998-99, Treasury 1998-99

Councils, public bodies

Councillor (Labour), Glasgow City Council 1971-74

International bodies

Member, Competitiveness Council, Council of the European Union 2010-

Political interests

Economic policy, development, policing, energy, environment

Countries of interest

China, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Russia

General Election 2010 - Twickenham

Name Party Votes %
Cable, Vincent Lib Dem 32483 54.28%
Thomas, Deborah Con 20343 33.99%
Tomlinson, Brian Lab 4583 7.66%
Gilbert, Brian UKIP 868 1.45%
Roest, Stephen Green 674 1.13%
Hurst, Chris BNP 654 1.09%
Cole, Harry CURE 76 0.13%
Armstrong, Paul Magna Carta 40 0.07%
Result Lib Dem Hold (0.52% from Con to Lib Dem)