David Davis

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David Davis

David Davis is a Conservative Party MP. He was the MP for Boothferry from 1987 to 97, and has been MP for Haltemprice and Howden since 1997.[1]

He was appointed to 'Brexit' Secretary by incoming Prime Minister Theresa May on 13 July 2016, a new brief created by May to help coordinate Britain's departure from the European Union. Davis has been a staunch proponent of Brexit and campaigned devotedly for 'Vote Leave' in the referendum of 2016. [2]

Davis, a veteran Conservative won his seventh successive election campaign when he was re-elected in the 2015 general election. He further increased his majority to 16,195 over closest rival Labour Party candidate Edward Hart, and gained 54% of the vote. [3]


In July 2005 Davis received £50,000.00 from Arbuthnot Banking Group Plc, a company run by Sir Henry Angest.[4]

Davis received donations of £5,000.00 and £2,000.00 in August 2007 and October 2009 from Australian businessman Sir Michael Hintze.[5]

Stance on fracking

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Voting record

Davis has a generally voted against increased regulations on fracking. [6]

  • 26 January 2015: voted against making fracking companies apply for an environmental permit before conducting exploratory drilling. He was absent for a vote on an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill to include an 18 month moratorium on fracking.
  • 11 February 2015: absent for a vote on requiring more pre-conditions for where fracking can take place.
  • 16 December 2015: voted in favour of weakening regulations on fracking in protected areas and national parks.

Special advisers


  1. Rt Hon David Davis, www.parliament.uk, accessed 4 November 2012.
  2. 'Who's in who's out? May's new cabinet', 14 July 2016, BBC News, accessed 15 July 2016
  3. General Election:David Davis increases majority in Haltemprice and Howden Hull Daily Mail, 8 May 2015, accessed 12 May 2015
  4. Electoral Commission Search: Arbuthnot Banking Group Plc, accessed 1 July 2015.
  5. Electoral Commission, Donation search, accessed 2 March 2015
  6. TheyWorkForYou | David Davis, TheyWorkForYou, accessed 28 December 2016.