Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat

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

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  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Litvinenko Inquiry — Statement 21 Jan 2016

    My Lords, the Minister mentioned Syria. I do not understand why we regard it as necessary to be weak on the rule of law at home in order to persuade Russia to do what is in its national interests in Syria. I am sorry to strike a dissenting note to the general tenor so far, but in my view this Statement pretends to roar like a lion but in fact ends up squeaking like a mouse. There is only one...
  • Syria — Question 12 Jan 2016

    My Lords—
  • Syria — Question 12 Jan 2016

    I am grateful. My Lords, we dropped food to besieged and starving Srebrenica and to besieged and starving Yazidis. If, after Madaya, local forces of whatever nature should block the legal access of UN convoys bringing aid to besieged communities, will the Government with others seriously consider the possibility of dropping food aid to them?

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (15 May 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (16 Jul 1988 to 9 Aug 1999)
  • Member, Members' Interests Committee (6 Mar 1984 to 26 Feb 1986)

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  • Has spoken in 108 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 25.51% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — 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") 56 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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