Edward Davey served as the Member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton from 1997 to 2015, and from June 2017 until the snap election was called in early November 2019. Elected to be the Leader of the Party in August 2020.
Re-elected on 12 December in the General Election 2019, after which he became an Acting Leader of the Party and also Spokesperson for the Economy & Social Justice. Edward has been campaigning on key issues including stopping a harmful Brexit, Climate Emergency, and for local police and train services.
An economist by training, he was a business consultant before he was elected for the first time in 1997. Edward's concerns about our environment that got him politically active. Edward was Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in 2012-15, and in 2016 he set up a consultancy working primarily in the energy and climate change field. He also chairs a Community Energy Co-operative Company called Mongoose Energy.