A selection of Lord Chidgey's votes
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Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of current campaigns and programmes sponsored and executed by western governments and international non-governmental organisations aimed at eliminating female genital mutilation and cutting practices in African countries.
My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. Since 1965, 24 of the 29 countries in which FGM practices are concentrated have enacted decrees or legislation related to outlawing them. Yet nearly 50 years later in Guinea, for example, 96% of girls and women between the ages of 15 and 49 are still suffering FGM, while 80% are victims in a further eight countries. In all, some 125 million girls...
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2005
Previously MP for Eastleigh until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, 1994-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman for employment, 1994-1995; on transport, 1995-1997, trade and industry, 1997-1999. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1994 — unknown
Also represented Eastleigh
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Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (8 Feb 2005 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2003 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 5 Nov 2001)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (1 Jan 2001 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (1 Nov 1999 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1999 to 5 May 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
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- Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 112 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 60.41% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above 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") 100 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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