Vincent Cable MP Twickenham, Liberal Democrat, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; President of the Board of Trade


  • Tel 020 7219 3000

  • Email:

  • Website: Vincent Cable website

  • Constituency address

    2a Lion Road, Twickenham TW1 4JQ United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Vincent Cable

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: 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-.
  • 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.
  • Political interests

    Economic policy, development, policing, energy, environment.
  • Party groups

    Liberal Democrat Party: Deputy Leader 2006-10, Acting Leader 2007; General Election Spokesperson for Business, Innovation and Skills 2015-.
  • Countries of interest

    China, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Russia.
  • International bodies

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

Election record for Twickenham, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 54.28%
Conservative 33.99%
Labour 7.66%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrat 32,483 54.28
Thomas, Deborah Conservative 20,343 33.99
Tomlinson, Brian Labour 4,583 7.66
Gilbert, Brian UK Independence Party 868 1.45
Roest, Stephen Green 674 1.13
Hurst, Chris British National Party 654 1.09
Cole, Harry CURE 76 0.13
Armstrong, Paul Magna Carta 40 0.07
Majority 12,140 votes
Electorate 80,569
Turnout (59,846) 74.28%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 31 August-7 September 2008, to India, as part of a Liberal Democrat delegation fostering relations between Liberal Democrats and India, paid for by the Indian Government. (Registered 29 September 2008)

Sponsorship or financial or material support: Donation from Mr John Walton of Richmond towards running my Westminster office. (Registered 20 February 2009) Support received for my Westminster office from Lord Alliance, for a member of staff working part-time for me in my capacity as Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman. (Registered 15 April 2009)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Weekly column for Mail on Sunday. (£15,001-£20,000) The money is paid to Twickenham Liberal Democrats. Fee from Hat Trick Productions for appearance on 'Have I Got News for You' on 30 October 2008. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 22 January 2009) Contract with Atlantic Books for a book on the state of the economy. (£15,001-£20,000) Fee from Hat Trick Productions for appearance on 'It's Only a Theory' on 11 March 2009. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 30 April 2009) Speech at KPMG in London on 5 March 2009. (£5,001-£10,000) The money is paid to Twickenham Liberal Democrats. (Registered 6 May 2009) Speaking engagement at Lombard on 11 March 2009. (£5,001-£10,000) Fee paid to charity. (Registered 7 May 2009) Fee from Clive Conway Celebrity Productions Ltd for 'An Audience with Vince Cable' on 14 April 2009. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 May 2009) Fee for speech at Isle of Man Institute of Directors on 23 May 2009 (Up to £5,000). Fee paid to charity. (Registered 5 June 2009)

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