Ed Davey

British politician (born 1965)

Sir Edward Jonathan "Ed" DaveyMP (born 25 December 1965) was a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was born in Nottingham. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kingston from 1997. In 2012, he became the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. In 2015 he lost his seat in the election, the first cabinet minister to lose his seat since 1977.[1]


Sir Ed Davey

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Davey in 2020
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Assumed office
13 December 2019
Acting: 13 December 2019 – 27 August 2020[a]
PresidentThe Baroness Brinton
Mark Pack
Preceded byJo Swinson
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
In office
3 September 2019 – 27 August 2020
LeaderJo Swinson
Preceded byJo Swinson
Succeeded byTBA
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
In office
3 February 2012 – 8 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byChris Huhne
Succeeded byAmber Rudd
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs
In office
20 May 2010 – 3 February 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byLord Young of Norwood Green
Succeeded byNorman Lamb
Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman
Assumed office
21 August 2019
LeaderJo Swinson
Serving with Sal Brinton (2019–2020)
and Mark Pack (2020–present)
Preceded byChuka Umunna
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
In office
21 August 2019 – 21 October 2019
LeaderJo Swinson
Preceded byChuka Umunna (Business and Industrial Strategy)
Wera Hobhouse (Energy and Climate Change)
Succeeded bySam Gyimah
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs
In office
17 June 2017 – 21 August 2019
LeaderTim Farron
Vince Cable
Jo Swinson
Preceded byLord Paddick
Succeeded byChristine Jardine
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
18 December 2007 – 12 May 2010
LeaderNick Clegg
Preceded byMichael Moore
Succeeded byTim Farron (2015)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Trade and Industry
In office
3 March 2006 – 18 December 2007
LeaderSir Ming Campbell
Vince Cable (Acting)
Preceded byNorman Lamb
Succeeded bySusan Kramer
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education and Skills
In office
16 May 2005 – 3 March 2006
LeaderCharles Kennedy
Sir Ming Campbell
Preceded byPhil Willis
Succeeded bySarah Teather
Member of Parliament
for Kingston and Surbiton
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byJames Berry
Majority10,489 (17.2%)
In office
1 May 1997 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byJames Berry
Personal details
Born
Edward Jonathan Davey

(1965-12-25) 25 December 1965 (age 54)
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Political partyLiberal Democrats
Spouse(s)
Emily Gasson (m. 2005)
Alma materJesus College, Oxford
Birkbeck, University of London
Websitewww.eddavey.org
^ Davey served as Acting Leader from 13 December 2019 to 27 August 2020 alongside the Party Presidents Baroness Sal Brinton and Mark Pack, following Jo Swinson's election defeat in the 2019 general election. Davey was elected Leader in August 2020.

Davey won his seat back in the 2017 general election.[2]

In 2019, he ran for the Liberal Democratic leadership post. He lost the leadership race to Jo Swinson. He later became Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

After Swinson lost her seat in the 2019 election, he became acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats. In August 2020, he was elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats, beating Layla Moran in the contest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Smith, Mikey (8 May 2015). "Ed Davey becomes first cabinet minister to lose seat since 1997". The Mirror. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. "RESULT: Lib Dem Ed Davey takes Kingston & Surbiton seat from Conservatives - South West Londoner". 9 June 2017.