Lord Cunningham of Felling

Former MP


A selection of Lord Cunningham of Felling's votes

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  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Lord Cunningham of Felling hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Energy: Onshore Wind — Question 23 Jun 2015

    My Lords, every nuclear submarine built in the United Kingdom has had a propulsion unit built by Rolls-Royce. We have decades of experience in the construction of small nuclear reactors. This is an amazing opportunity for our country to take up the point made by his noble friend and develop these small nuclear reactors for urban use.
  • Climate Change — Question 17 Jun 2015

    My Lords—
  • Electricity Supply: Decarbonisation — Question 15 Jun 2015

    My Lords, is it not obvious to everyone who has been engaged in these debates for many years that we have no hope of meeting the onerous impositions regarding climate change—including commitments from previous Labour Governments—without significant development of civil nuclear power? Why are there such repeated delays in the development of civil nuclear power in our country? Is...

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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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Other offices held in the past

  • Chairman, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office (27 Jul 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)


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  • Has spoken in 100 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 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 36.91% of votes in this House with this affiliation — 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") 13 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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