Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Details
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Details

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Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note 2 Jul 2015

    My Lords, it is been a great privilege to listen to this debate, which has been quite remarkable for containing so many weighty contributions, let alone to have introduced it. I am most grateful to the Minister for his comprehensive reply and to all others who have spoken, especially for the kind words that were said. I want to say two brief things in the three or four minutes that are left...
  • Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note 2 Jul 2015

    My Lords, it is a great privilege for me to lead this debate on behalf of my party. A little over 100 years ago, in the midst of the last conflict in which a collection of military primitives in a faraway mountainous country defeated the most powerful military force on earth—I refer of course to the Boer War and the British Army—AE Housman wrote the poem A Shropshire Lad. It is...
  • Gaza Strip: Rafah Crossing — Question 30 Jun 2015

    My Lords—

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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

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Yeovil, 1983-2001. Liberal spokesman for Trade and Industry, 1983-86; Alliance spokesman on education and science, 1987; Liberal Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1988-92; Leader, Social and Liberal Democrats, 1988-89, Liberal Democrats, 1988-99. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Yeovil

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  • Has spoken in 102 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 24.43% of votes in this House with this affiliation — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 52 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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