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Rt Hon Edward Davey, MP for Kingston & Surbiton and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

 

** Please note that we have one main line for all calls to the Constituency Office - 020 8288 0161 - all previous phone numbers are no longer in use **

 

The quiet skills and business revolution: the apprenticeship boom.

Apprenticeships are booming in the Royal Borough – and across Britain.

"Kingston & Surbiton is my home and I want the best for it"

An interview with Ed Davey in Kingston Voice:
 
Ed – you’re a Cabinet Minister, local MP, and a father of 2 small children. How do you manage to fit it all in?
 
Well it helps I’m the MP for the area where I live!

Cutting care costs

Pensioners and their families will no longer be forced to sell their homes to pay for care, thanks to action by Liberal Democrats in the Government.

329 fewer people claiming JSA in Kingston is “no accident”

Edward Davey called today’s positive labour market figures in Kingston & Surbiton “no accident” and said Liberal Democrats in Government were delivering the recovery fairly. 

Britain is getting its energy policy right

Ed Davey has welcomed reports that show Britain is tackling climate change and taking steps to break up the Big Six Energy firms.

A study by PwC shows the UK has become one of the world’s eco-friendly countries in the past year after a record 34 per cent jump in renewable energy generation.

Ice bucket challenge

Watch the video of Edward Davey doing the ice bucket challenge.  He was soaked in aid of Water Aid at the One Norbiton fun day.  

Why I don’t want Scotland to vote for independence

Scottish independence may seem irrelevant to some people. Here we are in Surbiton. We don’t have a vote in the referendum. We’re nearer to France than we are to Scotland. It won’t really affect us.

Ceasefire in Gaza

Commenting on the new ceasefire in Gaza which at last appears to be holding, local MP, Edward Davey said:

"The death and destruction in Gaza has been horrific and it's been vital that our Government has used all diplomatic means working with others to bring this ceasefire about.

“Mind The Gap” campaign wins out at Norbiton Station

Campaigners welcome Network Rail & SWT’s commitment for safety improvements at Norbiton’s platforms as a “big win for Norbiton passengers and Kingston Hospital patients”.

A long campaign by local Liberal Democrats, Norbiton residents and Kingston Hospital to improve safety for passengers at Norbiton train station has paid off, with Network Rail and South West Trains agreeing to invest in refurbishing both platforms.  

Attack on Kingston synagogue is unacceptable

Following the attack on Kingston synagogue, Edward Davey said:

"This is unacceptable. However strongly people feel about an issue like Gaza, these statements and this anti-Semitic action are totally wrong.

Speaking at Bristol's BIG Green Week 2014

 

Ed Davey: Non-nuclear energy approach is “negligent” and “risky”

This second article by Paul Walter first appeared in Liberal Democrat Voice:

On Monday, I summarised the appearances of Ed Davey at last weekend’s Social Liberal Forum conference in London. Here, I outline some of the views expressed and initiatives described by Ed on the day, including during a bloggers’ interview:

Using less energy

Fuel poverty is a serious issue. Energy inefficient building stock is a key cause.

Our climate change bulldog

This article by Paul Walter first appeared in Liberal Democrat Voice:

On Saturday, while much of the country was enjoying the sunshine, I spent two hours studying and listening to The Right Honourable Edward Davey MP FRSA.

In the wonderful surroundings of the new headquarters of Amnesty International, Ed addressed the Social Liberal Forum conference on “Energy and climate change – the balance between state and market”. He was then interviewed by four bloggers: Jonathan CalderMatthew HulbertCaron Lindsay and myself.

My feelings during all this were similar to when Steve Webb addressed a local party supper club. I was thinking “Hey, this guy is doing fantastic, long-term stuff. Why the heck haven’t I heard about it before?”.

Investing in green energy

This article first appeared in Liberal Democrat Voice.

Today I published the Government’s first ever ‘Energy Investment Report’.  It shows how Liberal Democrats in Government have delivered on jobs and investment in energy – particularly green energy – and shows the plan we now have for this to continue for decades to come.

Let me be clear – investment in the energy sector has not been a ‘nice to have’.  We inherited a legacy of energy underinvestment from Labour and we’ve spent the last four years turning this around.   The sheer scale of the investment has already been huge: between 2010 and 2013 we’ve secured £45 billion of investment in electricity generation and networks alone.  The UK’s future energy infrastructure investment is larger than transport, communications and water spending combined.

Fix the EU's Carbon-Trading System

This article first appeared in BloombergView.

President Barack Obama recently said in an interview on climate and energy that if there’s one thing he would like to see, it would be for the U.S. to be able to put a price on carbon emissions. He is right -- an effective market-driven approach to carbon pricing is crucial to tackling climate change and reducing emissions. The U.K. was the first to adopt carbon trading in 2002, and it continues to trade under the European Union’s Emissions Trading System.

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Local filmmaker Claude Green followed Edward for a year to show the variety of an MPs constituency work. See the trailer here.