David Davis: “Rebel with a cause” Hull Daily Mail feature article


The Hull Daily Mail published a feature article about David.

He is one of the most rebellious MPs in the country.

Conservative MP David Davis has voted against his own Government more than 30 times since May 2010, earning himself a reputation as a serial rebel.

Issues from the so-called “snoopers’ charter”, the caravan tax, votes for prisoners and the abolition of universal child benefit, have all led to Mr Davis openly attacking his Government’s policies.

Some commentators believe the Haltemprice and Howden MP has become a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side and the hostility stems from sour grapes after he failed to win the 2005 leadership contest.

But Mr Davis offers up a very different explanation and insists he and David Cameron are still on good terms – despite accusing the Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues of being seen as “toffs” in a damning tirade against the Government.

“I don’t see so much of him now,” Mr Davis said. “But back in May 2010, I was one of the first people David rang and I told him that he should try to form a coalition.

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