An Audience with David Laws MP
David was elected to Parliament in 2001, succeeding Paddy Ashdown in Yeovil. He was re-elected in 2005 and 2010 and served on the Treasury Select Committee before going on to be his Party’s Shadow Chief Secretary, and then Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, and finally Shadow Education Secretary.
David was one of the Liberal Democrat team of four who negotiated the Coalition Agreement with the Conservative Party in May 2010, and he then served briefly as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, where he oversaw the Coalition plan to make immediate cuts of £6 billion to public spending.
David is Co-Editor of the influential “Orange Book”, which sought to re-establish his Party’s liberal policy traditions. In 2010 he authored “22 Days in May”, which is an insider account of the talks which led to the formation of the Coalition Government. David’s major policy interests are economics, tax, education and welfare. David is expected to return to a major rule in the Government soon.
Tea and coffee will be served on arrival.
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