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- Also represented South Staffordshire; Staffordshire South West; Cannock
- Entered the House of Lords on 21 December 2010
- Previously MP for South Staffordshire until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Cormack voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party.
- Online Safety Bill [HL] — Second Reading (6 Dec 2013)
“My Lords, I am delighted to be able to add my congratulations to my friend, the noble Baroness, Lady Howe. She has been a doughty campaigner throughout her life on a number of causes. I remember our early involvement together when she was campaigning for what became the Equality Act and she then came to be the first deputy chairman of the commission for equality. She has served this country...”
- Online Safety Bill [HL] — Second Reading (6 Dec 2013)
“If my noble friend, whose recent friendship I have come to treasure, knew little more about me, he would know that I am not the best person to ask deeply technical questions. I can with honesty say to him that I do not know, but I am aware that it is possible to download so many things in so many different ways, although I am not guilty of it myself because I am incapable of it. It is clearly...”
- Scotland: Independence — Question for Short Debate (5 Dec 2013)
“My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Forsyth, and I want to endorse two of the suggestions he made. First, there should be a proper debate in this House and, by a proper debate, I mean a debate that can—as with the debate on the future of this House—extend over two days. There is no more important constitutional issue before us at present than the one we are all too...”
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- Has spoken in 99 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2008: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 70.25% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 18 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 160 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£23,530 (112th)||£22,972 (205th)||£22,032 (249th)||£21,529||£20,862 (224th)||£19,795 (275th)||£19,668 (289th)||£13,289 (477th)|
|Office running costs||£17,299 (339th)||£22,350 (106th)||£23,323 (145th)||£16,787||£14,067 (526th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£15,491 (537th)||£18,867 (207th)|
|Staffing costs||£89,158 (463rd)||£79,344 (538th)||£80,009 (445th)||£75,429||£75,593 (joint 129th with 1 other)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£47,777 (251st)|
|Communications Allowance||£127 (599th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,398 (426th)1||£4,909 (472nd)2||£5,117 (463rd)||£4,530||£7,607 (442nd)||£7,941 (399th)||£8,665 (388th)||£6,288 (409th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£327 (242nd)||£320 (258th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,998 (joint 8th with 4 others)||£1,100 (192nd)||£1,602 (141st)||£1,191||£1,314 (207th)||£1,483 (132nd)||£1,529 (160th)||£1,881 (90th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,572 (14th)||£7,034 (81st)||£5,631||£6,171 (99th)||£7,594 (49th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£850 (joint 620th with 1 other)||£0||£389||£933 (643rd)||£933 (640th)||£933 (626th)||£544 (597th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£1,128 (joint 56th with 1 other)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£142,836 (409th)||£137,417 (443rd)||£140,245 (280th)||£125,486||£126,547 (264th)||£124,568 (213th)||£111,882 (358th)||£88,646 (332nd)|