Draft Bill

A draft Bill is a preliminary form of a Bill. It may contain all or only parts of the Bill the Government wishes to introduce.

Drakeford, Mark

The First Minister of Wales has been described as 'more post office than box office', but nevertheless won a convincing victory in the 2021 elections. A clarinet player, he says he would be a cricket groundsman, if living again.

Drax, Richard

Richard Drax, Conservative MP for South Dorset

Driving and mobile phones

An overview of the current legal framework relating to the use of a mobile phone when driving, its history, related statistics, and the calls made for further reform.

Dromey, Jack

Jack Dromey, Labour MP for Birmingham, Erdington


An overview of the UK drugs policy, covering its history and different regulations.

Drummond, Flick

Flick Drummond, Conservative MP for Portsmouth South

Duddridge, James

James Duddridge, Conservative MP for Rochford and Southend East

Duffield, Rosie

Rosie Duffield is‌ ‌the Labour‌ MP‌ ‌for Canterbury,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌gained the seat ‌in‌ 2017. She was‌ ‌re-elected‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌ ‌General‌ ‌Election‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌ 1,836 ‌over‌ ‌the‌ ‌Conservative Party.‌ ‌ The Canterbury constituency ‌in Kent covers‌ the cathedral city of Canterbury and the nearby coastal town of Whitstable.  Prior to 2017, Canterbury had...

Duguid, David

David Duguid is the Scottish Conservative Party MP for Banff and Buchan, having first been elected to Parliament in 2017. He was re-elected in the 2019 General Election with a majority of 4,118 over the SNP. The Banff and Buchan constituency is a rural seat found within the county Aberdeenshire and includes the towns of...

Duncan Hames

Chippenham, Liberal Democrat

Duncan Smith, Iain

A former national schools triple jump champion, Iain Duncan Smith is the only Conservative Party leader since the war, never to have contested a General Election. He later oversaw the introduction of Universal Credit.

Dunne, Philip

Philip Dunne, Conservative MP for Ludlow

Eagle, Angela

Angela Eagle, Labour MP for Wallasey

Eagle, Maria

Maria Eagle, Labour MP for Garston and Halewood

Early Day Motions

Early Day Motions (universally known in Parliament as 'EDMs') are best thought of as petitions put forward by MPs on specific subjects. Other MPs are then invited to add their names in support.

Eastwood, Colum

Colum Eastwood is the SDLP MP for Foyle, having been elected in 2019, gaining Foyle from Sinn Fein with a majority of 17,110. The Foyle constituency in the north western corner of Northern Ireland is centred around the city of Londonderry.  The seat was represented at Westminster for many years by the former SDLP leader,...

Eastwood, Mark

Mark Eastwood is‌ ‌the‌ Conservative ‌MP‌ ‌for Dewsbury‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in‌ 2019, gaining the seat from Labour with a majority of 1,561. The Dewsbury constituency‌ ‌is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌county‌ ‌of‌ West Yorkshire ‌and‌ ‌covers‌ Dewsbury, Mirfield and the surrounding rural area.  Once the centre of the textiles industry, this was...

Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey, Conservative MP for Wantage