Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

Former MP, Norton-sub-Hamdon

Liberal Democrat

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How Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon voted since 2001
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  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
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Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Defence Budget — Question 4 Mar 2015

    My Lords, before we dive overboard in pursuit of this gold-braid chorus calling for lashings of extra defence spending, can we stop for a moment to reflect? When the party of the noble Lord, Lord West, was in office, it presided over a 30 billion excess in defence expenditure, which left a black hole that this Government had to cope with. It also presided over some of the most egregious...
  • Chilcot Inquiry — Question 28 Jan 2015

    My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Trimble; he may not be, but I am. Will the Minister reassure the House that the Government understand that the delays in publishing Chilcot—whether justified or not—are eroding public confidence in the report and in the inquiry process itself? Even allowing for the fact that this is an independent report, is there really nothing that...
  • Broadcast General Election Debates (Communications Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note 21 Jan 2015

    I wonder whether my noble friend will allow me to comment. I did not actually say what he claims I said, I said that, for instance, they had been equipped legally to take decisions of this nature in other cases.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2001

Previously MP for Yeovil until 14 May 2001 — General election

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Yeovil


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 24.23% of votes in this House with this affiliation — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 48 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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