Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Lord Blencathra voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately against a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Soley, on securing this debate. I deeply wish that it were not necessary, but in my view, the legal basis under which the security services operate—RIPA—is no longer fit for purpose. I say that as the Peer who had the privilege to chair the Joint Select Committee on the Draft Communications Bill last year, the so-called...
My Lords, I am pleased to declare an interest. I am the representative of the Cayman Islands Government in the United Kingdom, a remunerated post. I have never spoken or asked a question on behalf of Cayman in this House, and do not intend to do so today. Rather, I shall talk about all the British Overseas Territories. I congratulate my noble friend on her speech. She has a notable track...
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Trade and Industry
- Foot and Mouth
- Ministerial Duties
- Departmental Events
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 2 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — 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 77.38% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations 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") 11 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)