Rt Hon David Laws

David Laws

Constituency

Yeovil

Party

Liberal Democrat

Address as

Mr Laws

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 8413
Fax: 020 7219 8188
lawsd@parliament.uk

Constituency

5 Church Street, Yeovil, BA20 1HB
Tel: 01935 425025, 01935 423284
Fax: 01935 433652
enquiries@yeovil-libdems.org.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Contested Folkestone and Hythe 1997 general election. Member for Yeovil 2001-10, for Yeovil (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Liberal Democrat: Spokesman for Defence 2001-02; Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2002-05; Shadow Secretary of State for: Work and Pensions 2005-07, Children, Schools and Families 2007-10; Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2010

Party groups

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party: Economics adviser 1994-97, Director of Policy and Research 1997-99

Select committees

Member: Treasury 2001-03, Treasury (Treasury Sub-Committee) 2001-03, Joint Committee on the Draft Financial Services Bill 2011-12

Political interests

Economy, education, pensions, public service reform

Countries of interest

Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Jordan

General Election 2010 - Yeovil

Name Party Votes %
Laws, David Lib Dem 31843 55.63%
Davis, Kevin Con 18807 32.86%
Skevington, Lee Lab 2991 5.23%
Pearson, Nigel UKIP 2357 4.12%
Baehr, Robert BNP 1162 2.04%
Result Lib Dem Hold (2.72% from Con to Lib Dem)