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 more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Proposed Changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons — Motion 21 Jul 2015

    My Lords, briefly, I support the Motion in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Butler. I have had the honour to chair two Joint Committees of Parliament. The report of the first was unanimously rejected by both Houses. However, the second report, Conventions of the UK Parliament, was unanimously adopted by both Houses of Parliament. It contained a number of matters of relevance to this...
  • Iran: Nuclear Deal — Statement 15 Jul 2015

    My Lords, the noble Baroness and Her Majesty’s Government deserve our congratulations and so do our partners in this project, which we hope will lead to an enduring settlement. The Minister said on more than one occasion that if things did not turn out right it would take Iran at least 12 months to secure a weapon. Does history not show us that the ability to procure such a weapon is...
  • 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.

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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 110 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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