David Laws is one of the most prominent and
influential Liberal Democrats. He was
instrumental in the negotiations after the 2010
general election which led to the formation of the
coalition government and has published his
account entitled 22 Days in May.
David Laws joined the Cabinet as Chief
Secretary to the Treasury and played a major
part in deciding the outline of the spending cuts
announced by the government. He resigned
after 17 days in office as a result of an expenses
scandal which has been widely interpreted as
resulting from his wanting to keep his sexuality
private rather than seeking to benefit financially.
David Cameron has said that he hopes Laws will
return to office and it has been widely predicted
that he will rejoin the Cabinet in the near future.
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