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Welcome: MP for Twickenham

This section of the website is about my work as MP for Twickenham. You can also read about my work as the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade.

Since 1997 I have represented the residents of Twickenham, Whitton, St Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Teddington and the Hamptons in Parliament, no matter which political party they supported.

This website allows people to observe my work in Parliament, learn more about my local campaigns and the Twickenham Constituency.

Vince Cable

Advice surgeries

I hold advice surgeries for local residents every week on a Friday. They take place in my constituency office at 2a Lion Road, Twickenham from 5-7pm. If you wish to see me at my surgery, you need to contact my office to arrange an appointment. I will be unable to see anyone who arrives at my offices without a prior appointment. Appointments can be made by telephoning 020 8892 0215.

Please note: there will not be surgeries on 30th May; 1st, 8th and 15th August.

  • Vince Cable MP with allotment plot holders at Shacklegate Lane Allotments (Vince Cable MP)
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    Vince Cable is seeking a meeting with the council and local allotment groups after residents have protested that an expansion of Teddington cemetery will be made at the expense of allotments.

    Vince Cable said, "I have been campaigning for allotments for years both in Parliament and locally. Their popularity is growing and there are now long waiting lists, whereas some years ago it was difficult to find tenants in some sites.

  • Article: Jul 25, 2014

    Vince Cable visited the council's exhibition on Sunday and is not persuaded that the project is in the interests of Twickenham.

    Vince Cable said, "It looks to be a good idea to have the old Royal Barge housed on a new dock in Twickenham. But the access road is too narrow and congested for visitors. This is a prestige project costing £1 million in capital and potentially annual support. And it is at the expense of green space in one of the best loved parts of the borough."

  • Vince Cable on SWT
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    On Friday 28th March, Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham, will be meeting with the Managing Director of South West trains, to discuss their proposals for the next franchise period (if South West Trains were to win).

    Vince Cable is interested in getting residents views on how they want the rail system to improve over the next decade, and invites residents to fill out his Travel Survey at: www.trlibdems.org.uk/travel

  • Vince Cable (Paul Heartfield)
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    A group of residents visited Vincent Cable, MP for Twickenham on Friday (14th March) at his advice surgery, who were amongst 150 or so parents whose children have been offered places in September, after the Department of Education deferred Turing House School's bid to open this year.

    Vincent Cable is seeking an urgent meeting with the Education Minister, Lord Nash, in his capacity as Twickenham MP.

  • Vince Cable (Paul Heartfield)
    Article: Feb 11, 2014

    My article to the Western Morning News

    European Parliament elections are usually a chance for voters to sound off with a message of protest, or simply abstain.

    "Who cares?" "What does it matter?" has been a common reaction. But this time - 100 days from now - it does matter. Thanks to UKIP.

    Its leader Nigel Farage has been happily touring the clubs, bars and broadcast studios for months telling anyone who will listen that he thinks his party will win.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2013


    Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham is strongly opposed to the proposals for Heathrow expansion in the Davies Commission interim report.

    The Twickenham Liberal Democrats remain firmly united against expansion at Heathrow. They are also opposed to proposals that will see Heathrow airport close which puts at risk over 100,000 local jobs.

  • Cllr Arnie Gibbons observing the River Crane after the last clean up
    Article: Oct 23, 2013

    Vince Cable, MP, has written to the Environment Agency and Thames Water demanding an urgent, high level enquiry into the pollution incident in the Crane Valley on October 7th. Vince Cable had introduced a conference on the future of the Crane only days before the incident.

    Vince Cable said, "I have been working with residents groups for over a decade to improve the environment of this long neglected urban river and much has been achieved. But this dreadful sewage incident has destroyed thousands of fish and other wildlife.

  • Vince Cable at the Lib Dem Conference
    Article: Oct 22, 2013

    Twickenham Liberal Democrats on Friday 11th October, at Teddington Baptist Church, unanimously adopted Vince Cable to be their candidate for the next General Election in Twickenham.

    He said afterward, "After over three years in one of the most gruelling jobs in public life I have naturally thought long and hard about the next few years.

  • Vince Cable MP at a skills workshop held by Sainbury's as part of the Feed Britian's Future - Skills for Work Month (Sainbury's)
    Article: Sep 30, 2013

    Vince Cable MP visited a skills workshop for unemployed young people at the St Clare's Sainsbury's store on Friday (September 27th 2013), as part of the Feeding Britian's Future - Skills for Work Month.

    Feeding Britain's Future, led by research and training charity IGD (Institute for Grocery Distribution) with the support of Jobcentre Plus, is the first initiative of its kind, giving young unemployed people access to farms, factories and stores, and firsthand knowledge of the skills needed for a career in the food industry or elsewhere. Over 190 businesses are participating in 1,200 locations covering every region in the UK.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2013

    Friends.

    It is a special pleasure to speak to Conference in the city where I had my political baptism of fire. Glasgow is a great city and Glaswegians are warm, hospitable and humorous.

    But Glasgow has experienced one party, Labour, rule for decades. And I was part of the Labour political machine here in the 1970s. On one level it worked. Insanitary slums were razed to the ground. We built 30,000 new social homes for rent in a decade - 5,000 in one year, a scale unimaginable today.