Lord Blencathra

Former MP

Conservative

A selection of Lord Blencathra's votes

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  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted strongly against university tuition fees Details

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Lord Blencathra occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Battle of Waterloo: Commemorative Coins 26 Mar 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the decision by the European Council not to produce a coin commemorating the battle of Waterloo, whether they will instruct the Royal Mint to strike a special 1 coin to celebrate this British victory.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Vehicles 19 Mar 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many 4x4 sports utility vehicles and off-road vehicles are owned by police forces in England and Wales; whether they require police forces to submit a detailed business case for the purchase of additional 4x4 sports utility vehicles and off-road vehicles; and if not, why not.
  • Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve 16 Mar 2015

    My Lords, I declare an interest as on the register of interests. It is a new interest—I recently joined the Lords and Commons Cigar Club, because I was concerned with how the Government have caved in to some of the fanatics in the anti-smoking brigade. They are fanatics, because they seem to hate e-cigarettes, which are good things for smokers to change to, just as much as they hate...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 March 2011

Previously MP for Penrith and The Border until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered House of Commons on 28 July 1983 — unknown

Also represented Penrith and The Border

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Foot and Mouth
  • Ministerial Duties
  • Departmental Events
  • Absence
  • Farming

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (4 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Members Estimates Committee (20 Mar 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (14 Jun 2006 to 26 Jul 2006)
  • Opposition Chief Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 6 Dec 2005)
  • Chief Whip, Parliament (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 98 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 539 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.99% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 47 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Blencathra’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 26 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

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