Lord Cunningham of Felling

Former MP


A selection of Lord Cunningham of Felling's votes

See full list of topics voted on

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

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Recent appearances

  • Hinkley Point - Question 11 May 2016

    My Lords, does the Minister recognise that, with all due respect, we do not need his noble friend to put the boot into Hinkley C? The French Cabinet and the board of EDF are quite capable of doing that for themselves. The Minister mentioned other projects. What is the latest situation with respect to the NuGen proposals to build three AP1000 reactors at Moorside in west Cumbria or the Horizon...
  • Strathclyde Review - Question 20 Apr 2016

    My Lords, as the Leader of the House well knows, the three separate committees of this House comprehensively and unanimously rejected the totality of the proposals made in the Strathclyde report. If the House does not recognise that, the committees have wasted their time. I do not believe that they have. They are very thorough reports. The committees took evidence in public, published that...
  • Energy Security: Hinkley Point — Question 10 Mar 2016

    My Lords, is it not sadly clear that the ability to be energy self-sufficient, where nuclear power should be making a significant contribution, is jeopardised because we are unable to build the power stations ourselves? We are dependent on the French, the Chinese and the Japanese. Let me say, in case anyone wants to disagree, I do not hold the present Administration responsible for those...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2005

Previously MP for Copeland until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Whitehaven, 1970-1983 and Copeland 1983-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy, 1976-1979; Opposition spokesman on industry, 1979-1983; Member of the Shadow Cabinet, 1983-95 and 1996-97; Spokesman on the environment, 1983-1989; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1989-1992; Opposition front bench Spokesman on foreign and Commonwealth affairs, 1992-1994; on trade and industry, 1994-1995; on national heritage, 1995-1997; Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1997-1998; Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1998-1999. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Copeland; Whitehaven


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Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (23 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Higher education in STEM subjects) (13 Sep 2011 to 17 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (16 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (11 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Chair, Conventions (Joint Committee) (23 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 23 May 2006)
  • Chairman, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (9 May 2003 to 5 May 2005)
  • Chair, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (9 Jul 2002 to 9 May 2003)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 9 Jul 2002)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister (Cabinet office) (27 Jul 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office (27 Jul 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (21 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (20 Sep 1992 to 21 Jul 1994)
  • Chair, House of Commons (Services): Computer Sub-Committee (5 Dec 1989 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (14 Nov 1989 to 16 Mar 1992)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (9 Nov 1989 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (9 Nov 1989 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1983 to 1 Jul 1989)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (5 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy) (10 Sep 1976 to 4 May 1979)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 140 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Cunningham of Felling’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
  • Has voted in 35.96% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 15 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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