Baroness Boothroyd

Former MP


A selection of Baroness Boothroyd's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords: Appointments — Question 22 Oct 2015

    Is the noble Baroness aware that the Prime Minister has created more Peers in five years than Margaret Thatcher did in 11, and that the escalating size of this House has rightly shocked public opinion? Will she urge Mr Cameron to stem this inflow before we enter the Guinness book of records as the largest assembly in the world? Will she advise the Prime Minister to concentrate on the...
  • Proposed Changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons — Motion 21 Jul 2015

    My Lords, I do not wish to trouble the House with the comments that I made last Thursday: they stand in Hansard for all to see. However, my name has been mentioned very kindly by two noble Lords here this afternoon. This Motion is very practical and constructive in proposing a joint approach with the Commons on an issue of fundamental importance to a bicameral Parliament, which is what we...
  • English Votes for English Laws — Question for Short Debate 16 Jul 2015

    My Lords, we should not doubt the gravity of the situation we will face if the Government do not revise their procedures on this issue. This is not, as the noble Lord has just said, a run-of-the-mill controversy. The proposal is a hybrid form of English devolution new to our constitution and it is being done by bypassing the statute book and amending the Standing Orders of the House of...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 16 January 2001

Previously MP for West Bromwich West until 23 October 2000 — Resigned

Entered the House of Commons on 24 May 1973 — unknown

Party was Speaker until 23 Oct 2000

Also represented West Bromwich West; West Bromwich

Other offices held in the past

  • Speaker of the House of Commons (9 Apr 1992 to 23 Oct 2000)
  • Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (1 Jul 1987 to 1 Apr 1992)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 15 Nov 1988)
  • Member, Court of Referees (17 Jun 1987 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1981 to 31 Jul 1987)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Overseas Development Sub-Committee (3 May 1979 to 29 Oct 1980)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (3 May 1979 to 3 Apr 1981)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (3 May 1979 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (23 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Sound Broadcasting Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (24 Oct 1974 to 4 Nov 1975)


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  • Has spoken in 63 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 29.25% of votes in this House with this affiliation — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 27 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") 47 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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