Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Former MP, Hill Top

Labour

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How Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Voter Registration: Students — Question 11 Feb 2015

    My Lords, does the Minister realise that in many areas of the country his answers will seem very complacent? Much of the problem arises because for many young people it is the first time that they are registering. I will give another example, involving, admittedly, not a young person but my husband. Having moved, he was asked to go to the town hall with his passport to prove who he was before...
  • Council Tax: Low-income Taxpayers — Question 9 Feb 2015

    My Lords, does the Minister recognise that there are some areas of the country where incomes are now so low that even the market is abandoning some services in smaller towns? In those areas, the public sector has a particular responsibility. Indeed, the social mobility task force, which was set up by his Government, is saying that it is people in work with the lowest incomes who will be the...
  • Alcohol Consumption — Question 27 Jan 2015

    Is the Minister satisfied that supermarkets have done enough—it is voluntary, as she said—to reduce the amount of high-value alcohol products being sold cheaply as loss leaders?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 July 2010

Previously MP for North West Durham until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented North West Durham

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Arts: Government Assistance
  • Work Permits: Africa
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Proceedings
  • Entry Clearances: Africa

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Chief Whip (technically Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) (11 Jun 2001 to 8 May 2006)
  • Minister of State (Local Government and Housing), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (5 May 1997 to 11 Jun 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.40% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 44 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of advisory board of GovNet Communications. Address: St James Building, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6PP. (£5,001-£10,000)
18 February 2010, received £6,800 for work done in 2009: membership of the advisory board, chairing three one-day conferences, and attending an awards event. Hours: approx 36.5 hrs. (Registered 1 March 2010)
Member of Advisory Board of Sita UK (from 1 January 2010). (£5,001-£10,000)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I attended six matches at the Stadium of Light, three accompanied by my husband, as guest of the Chairman of Sunderland AFC, during the 2008-09 season. (Registered 17 June 2009)

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