Sir Ed Davey is not the leader of one of the smallest parties in Parliament….the Unliberal Undemocrats. I found it quite amusing that he could not even get more than 52% of his own party out to vote….mind you there is not much choice in just 11 MPs.

It seems Sir Ed is not behind the door at plotting to stop Brexit as he even wanted a humble address added to Parliament to force the Queen to stop Brexit, even knowing that Her Majesty does not take part in any politics. In May 2019 he tried

Sir Ed, who at the time was standing to be the new Liberal Democrat leader against Jo Swinson, revealed he would have urged other opposition parties to support a “humble address to Her Majesty” if the UK left the bloc without a divorce agreement. That would have required the Prime Minister to revoke the Article 50 notification of the UK’s intent to leave the EU. A humble address is a parliamentary motion that acts as a direct message from the House of Commons to the Queen, calling on the Government to comply with a request.

What bit of Liberal and which bit of Democrat do this joke of a party actually believe in? He has already stated that the party stopped listening to the people and that he needs to show the people that they are working for them….and then promptly states that he will work to re-joining the EU.

He and his party are an absolute joke and if this is his listening then expect to go down to single figures in MPs, as the last General Election should have been like getting hit in the face with the flag of democracy and get them thinking….hmmmm…. this is what the people want so maybe we should change the way we are….

However, the UnLib UnDems can’t do that and they are going to carry on doing what they are doing, and don’t forget that this is the same MP and member of the Coalition Government who went to the polls stating that they would want to get rid of University fees and then promptly tripled them, and that the Lib Dems also voted to cut down on the monies given to those most desperately in need….

Yeah really thinking of the people….so please carry on what you are doing Sir Ed and you and your party will continue to be the joke that you have become, and please see what this nice caring, sharing listening man has done with regards to those most in need of help……

Ed Davey and his voting record…..

Voted against giving our military are greater covenant and help…. (source TheyWorkForYou.com).

On 26 Jun 2012:Edward Davey voted against calling on the Government to strengthen the military covenant and against requesting a reassessment of the assumptions on which the Strategic Defence and Security Review was based.

On 14 Jun 2011:Edward Davey voted against requiring public bodies and minsters to consider the effects of people’s service in the armed forces when setting healthcare, education and housing policy and to consider if special provisions for current, and former, service personnel are justified

On 16 Feb 2011:Edward Davey voted against a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law.

Benefits and Welfare Voting Record:

On 17 Dec 2014:Edward Davey voted in favour of housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms.

On 26 Nov 2014:Edward Davey voted to keep the penalty for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms; against freezing energy bills; and against measures to increase pay rates in Wales.

On 12 Nov 2013:Edward Davey voted in favour of reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms.

On 27 Feb 2013:Edward Davey voted in favour of a housing benefit under-occupancy penalty

On 24 Oct 2012:Edward Davey voted to introduce under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. (This is why a lot of people struggle to get private renting….how nice with his tax payer funded living, flipping houses and generous allowance of expenses).

On 15 Jun 2011:Edward Davey voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms.

All votes about paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

1st Feb 2012: Edward Davey voted against those who have been ill or disabled since their youth receiving Employment and Support Allowance on the same basis as if they had made sufficient National Insurance contributions to qualify for a contribution based allowance.

On 1 Feb 2012:Edward Davey voted not to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days.

On 1 Feb 2012:Edward Davey voted not to make an exception for those with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment from the 365 day limit on receiving contribution based Employment and Support Allowance.

On 1 Feb 2012:Edward Davey voted not to set the lower rate of the Universal Credit payment in relation to disabled children and young people at a minimum of two-thirds of the higher rate.

Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

All votes about raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices:

On 21 Jan 2013:Edward Davey voted to set the rate of increase of certain benefits, payments and tax credits at 1% rather than in line with prices at 2.2% for 2014 and 2015.On 21 Jan 2013:Edward Davey voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather allow them to be increased by 2.2% in line with prices.

On 21 Jan 2013:Edward Davey voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather than allow them to increase by 2.2% in line with prices.

On 8 Jan 2013:Edward Davey voted in favour of capping any increase in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% rather than potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices.

On 8 Jan 2013:Edward Davey voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Benefits:

On 31 Jan 2012:Edward Davey voted to move from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need.

On 15 Jun 2011:Edward Davey voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms.

On 13 Jun 2011:Edward Davey voted against introducing a childcare element to Universal Credit.

On 13 Jun 2011:Edward Davey voted against a proposal to exclude up to fifty thousand pounds in an ISA from the assessment of capital used to determine if someone in work is eligible for Universal Credit.

Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

Almost always voted against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed:

On 27 Nov 2013:Edward Davey voted against an energy price freeze; against long term reforms to the energy market; against more free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds; against action to boost the housing supply and against a compulsory jobs guarantee for young people and the long term unemployed.

On 4 Sep 2013:Edward Davey voted against calling on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on “rip off” rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system.

On 15 May 2013:Edward Davey voted against a package of economic policies including bringing forward long-term infrastructure investment, building 100,000 affordable homes, and guaranteeing jobs for the long term unemployed.

On 17 May 2012:Edward Davey voted against measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; against a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; against reducing VAT; against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and against making infrastructure investment sooner.

On 9 Nov 2011:Edward Davey voted against introducing a tax on bank bonuses to guarantee a job for 100,000 young people and build 25,000 affordable homes; against making investment sooner; against reducing VAT, and against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers

.On 12 Oct 2011:Edward Davey voted against creating more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, making planned investment sooner, reducing VAT and a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers

All votes about raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year:

  • On 9 Dec 2010:Edward Davey voted to raise the UK’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year.

Edward Davey consistently voted against a stricter asylum system.

Key votes about slowing the rise in rail fares and other transport issues:

  • On 9 Jan 2013:Edward Davey voted against capping rail fare increases and against banning the introduction of a new category of ticket for super-peak trains.
  • On 5 Sep 2012:Edward Davey voted against capping annual rail fair increases at 1% above inflation and not to ban increases in excess of that limit.
  • On 16 May 2012:Edward Davey voted against reducing public transport fares, and against reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy.
  • On 11 Jan 2012:Edward Davey voted to allow individual rail fares to be increased by more than the amount of the Government’s cap on average increases.
  • On 5 Nov 2014:Edward Davey voted against local government having powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing.

Has never voted on allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life.

So that is the voting record of Ed Davey…..not really for the people and he has not been listening for some ten years plus now and nothing will change, and he is leaving hundreds of thousands of young people saddled with debts of up to £50,000.

Sir Ed Davey has claimed almost twice the normal costs for his office as expected by an MP in 2019/2020.

The lighter blue is the average cost expected, the darker costs are claimed by Ed Davey. In 2018/19 the cost of Ed Davey for his office etc was £186,486.72p.

The staffing costs are not available for 2019/2020 as yet.

It is very admirable that Sir Ed Davey is putting money away for his disabled son from his outside interests, but he has denied any increases to disabled people……

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

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Please take the opportunity to see how these people vote before you vote for them as quite often it is a case of do as I say and not as I do…….