Lord Heseltine

Former MP


A selection of Lord Heseltine's votes

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  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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 an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) 15 Jul 2015

    My Lords, we touched on this subject in Committee. I hope very much that your Lordships will reject this proposal. In this House, it is universally agreed that we are shifting power on a massive scale to local authorities in whatever form they decide to combine. It is important, urgent and economically of great significance. The idea that we should be trying to reintroduce a system whereby...
  • Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) 15 Jul 2015

    My Lords, this is a highly controversial subject. There are many opinions on both sides of the House, and I have no doubt that the issue will be returned to time and again. Perhaps, however, your Lordships will agree with me that this Bill is the implementation of a manifesto commitment by the elected Government to devolve power from the Whitehall departments to combinations of local...
  • Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Report (1st Day) (Continued) 13 Jul 2015

    My Lords, the more I have listened to the debate on Amendment 34, the more worried I have become about many of the interventions from the Benches opposite. Devolution is not something that government departments are longing to do. They are not sitting there asking, “How can we give up power? How can we transfer this back from where we have taken it?”. There is controversy between...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 October 2001

Previously MP for Henley until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Henley, 1974-2001 and for Tavistock, 1966-74. Secretary of State for the Environment, 1979-83 and 1990-92, for Defence, 1983-86; President of the Board of Trade and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, 1992-95; First Secretary of State and Deputy Prime Minister, 1995-97. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Also represented Henley; Tavistock

Other offices held in the past

  • First Secretary of State and Deputy Prime Minister (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • President of the Board of Trade (10 Apr 1992 to 4 Jul 1995)
  • Secretary of State for Environment (28 Nov 1990 to 10 Apr 1992)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (6 Jan 1983 to 8 Jan 1986)
  • Secretary of State for Environment (5 May 1979 to 5 Jan 1983)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1976 to 3 May 1979)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Mar 1974 to 1 Jul 1976)
  • Minister (Aerospace & Shipping) (Trade and Industry) (7 Apr 1972 to 5 Mar 1974)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) (15 Oct 1970 to 7 Apr 1972)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport) (24 Jun 1970 to 15 Oct 1970)


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  • Has spoken in 80 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Heseltine’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 2.82% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below 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") 12 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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