Lord Blencathra

Former MP

Conservative

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How Lord Blencathra voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly against more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Lord Blencathra occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading 21 Nov 2014

    My Lords, this has been a short but interesting debate. I will come to the Minister’s response at the end of my remarks but I am slightly disappointed. I am grateful to noble friends and noble Baronesses on all sides of the House for their support. My noble friend Lady Thomas of Winchester confirmed that progress has ground to a halt after the initial flurry after the 2010 Act. I agree...
  • Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading 21 Nov 2014

    My Lords, this Bill is officially called the Equality Act (Amendment) Bill, but that is rather a boring title. I prefer to call it the “Six-Inch Rule Bill” since it simply imposes a duty on all occupiers of public buildings to install a ramp if the entrance to the premises has a step of six inches or less. Noble Lords may ask why this is necessary since we have the all-singing,...

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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

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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 10 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 50 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 78.72% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this Lord’s speeches — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 20 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

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