How Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top voted since 2001
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Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted very strongly against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top never rebelled against their party in this parliament
My Lords, first, I declare my interests as an ambassador for Action for Children and as chair of a charity called Changing Lives, which works with adults and some children with complex needs. I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Eaton—I nearly called her “my noble friend” because she is a friend. I knew her when she was leader in Bradford and leader of the LGA. She has...
My Lords, as a member of the committee, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Howell, for his chairmanship. It was a very enjoyable committee, which I felt privileged to be a member of, and much of that was down to his chairing. The number of noble Lords who are down to speak in the debate today is real testament to the work of the committee and the report, and to the importance of this topic. In a...
My Lords, it is a real pleasure to take part in this debate. I remember when we had to argue very hard to have a debate on International Women’s Day and to persuade the usual channels—of, I have to say, the party of the noble Baroness—that this was a noble topic to take up. I am thrilled that now we all take it for granted but it was a real struggle in those early days....
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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
- 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 63.40% 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") 47 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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