David Laws MP Yeovil, Liberal Democrat, Minister of State, Cabinet Office and Minister of State for Schools, Department for Education


  • Tel 020 7219 8413

  • Fax 020 7219 8188

  • Email:

  • Website: David Laws website

  • Constituency address

    5 Church Street, Yeovil BA20 1HB United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
David Laws

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    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; Minister of State: for Schools, Department for Education 2012-, Cabinet Office 2012-.
  • Electoral history

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

    Economy, education, pensions, public service reform.
  • Party groups

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party: Economics adviser 1994-97, Director of Policy and Research 1997-99; Chair, Manifesto Working Group 2013-; General Election Spokesperson for Education 2015-.
  • Countries of interest

    Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Jordan.

Election record for Yeovil, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 55.63%
Conservative 32.86%
Labour 5.23%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Laws, David Liberal Democrat 31,843 55.63
Davis, Kevin Conservative 18,807 32.86
Skevington, Lee Labour 2,991 5.23
Pearson, Nigel UK Independence Party 2,357 4.12
Baehr, Robert British National Party 1,162 2.04
Majority 13,036 votes
Electorate 82,314
Turnout (57,241) 69.54%

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