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 very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Economic Leadership for Cities — Motion to Take Note 11 Dec 2014

    My Lords, this is a very timely debate. I welcome it enormously. I particularly welcome the fact that it comes from someone else from the north-east. The case for more economic opportunity for our cities is irrefutable. The intellectual case is there and has been made in different ways by people from different sides of the House already. I want to come at this in a very different way. As many...
  • Trade Balance — Question 11 Dec 2014

    My Lords—
  • Trade Balance — Question 11 Dec 2014

    My Lords, does the Minister recognise that in the north-east we still have the highest proportion of manufacturing in the country as part of our economy? However, the large companies there, such as Nissan and now Hitachi, see membership of the European Union as absolutely critical to their ability to trade, particularly with Europe. They want to be in the north-east because of the quality of...

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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 28 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 63.45% 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") 42 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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