Lord Soley

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Soley's votes

See full list of topics voted on

  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 23 May 2016

    My Lords, I was born just before the Second World War and I have very clear memories of the street parties celebrating the defeat of Hitler and of Japan in 1945. Even at that relatively young age, I was left in no doubt that Britain alone of the major European powers had not been defeated and occupied. One reason why Britain is so ambivalent about Europe is that that fact runs deep in our...

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 July 2005

Previously MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Hammersmith North, 1979-1983, Hammersmith, 1983-1997 and Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, 1997-2005. Opposition front bench spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1981-1984, on home affairs, 1984-1987, on housing, 1987-1992. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush; Hammersmith; Hammersmith North

Expenses

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Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (11 Jul 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (2 Feb 2009 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 7 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (8 Feb 2005 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1998 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 Jun 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (10 May 1997 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (9 Jun 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Apr 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 26 Apr 1995)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 280 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Soley’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 84 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 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.04% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 49 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 311 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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