You are welcome to browse this website, which is a record of my service as the Member of Parliament for Kingston & Surbiton from 1997 to 2015. During that time I conducted more advice sessions for constituents than any other London MP.

I am standing again for election in June 2017, and you can find out what I am doing at

Please contact me if you would like to help me get re-elected as your MP.








Fairer votes

At the end of this month, Kingston Council will be sending out the annual return of the electoral register. It does this every year, so why am I raising it now?

It’s always important to register to vote, but this time it will allow you to make voting itself fairer.

Where we agree

The Coalition Government has surprised me many times over.

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It’s early days for the Coalition Government. Yet I think there’s already been some exciting changes. From restoring the link between pensions and earnings to taking nearly a million low paid workers out of income tax, Liberal Democrat election pledges have played a central role.

Madingley fire

Sometimes an emergency brings out the very best in people.

The recent fire in the Madingley tower block on the Cambridge Estate in Norbiton is a classic example.

What the Lib Dems have got out of the Coalition

Liberal Democrats should be immensely proud of what they have achieved in the little over two months since the Government was formed, as well as the huge influence the party has on the Coalition and its agenda.

Kingston's Magistrates' Courts

Kingston’s Magistrates’ Courts are under threat – again.

Eight years ago, we fought a hard campaign to stop closure and, against all the odds, we won.

But can we save Kingston’s courts this time?

On the positive side, we have the same strong arguments:

My new Ministerial responsibilities

In my last article, I promised to “update you on my new Ministerial responsibilities working with Vince Cable in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills” – so here goes.

My main responsibilities in the Business Department cover Employment, Trade Policy, Competition Policy, Company Law, Consumer Affairs and Postal Affairs (including Royal Mail and Post Office Limited).

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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.