Rt Hon Edward Davey

Edward Davey


Kingston and Surbiton


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Mr Davey

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 3512
Fax: 020 7219 0250


Liberal Democrats, 21 Berrylands Road, Surbiton, KT5 8QX
Tel: 020 8288 0161
Fax: 020 8972 1088


Electoral history

Member for Kingston and Surbiton 1997-2010, for Kingston and Surbiton (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Liberal Democrat: London Whip 1997-2000; Spokesperson for: the Treasury (Public Spending and Taxation) 1997-99, Economy 1999-2001, London 2000-03; Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2001-02, Spokesperson for Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 2002-05; Shadow Secretary of State for: Education and Skills 2005-06, Trade and Industry 2006, Chief of Staff to Sir Menzies Campbell as Leader of the Liberal Democrats 2006-07; Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 2007-10; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 2010-12; Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 2012-

Party groups

Chair, Costing Group (costing all policies for manifesto) 1992 and 1997 general elections; Member, Federal Policy Committee 1994-95; Liberal Democrat Policy Group (Economics, Tax and Benefits and Transport); Member, Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors; Chair, Campaigns and Communications Committee 2006-09

Select committees

Member: Procedure 1997-2000, Treasury 1999-2001, Treasury (Treasury Sub-Committee) 1999-2001

Political interests

Taxation, economics, internet, employment, environment, modernisation of Parliament

Countries of interest

Latin America

General Election 2010 - Kingston and Surbiton

Name Party Votes %
Davey, Edward Lib Dem 28428 49.65%
Whately, Helen Con 20868 36.45%
Freedman, Max Lab 5337 9.33%
Greensted, Jonathan UKIP 1450 2.54%
Walker, Chris Green 555 0.97%
Drummer, Monkey The Loony 247 0.44%
May, Tony Christian 226 0.4%
Result Lib Dem Hold (2.45% from Lib Dem to Con)