Baroness Tonge

Former MP

Independent Liberal Democrat

A selection of Baroness Tonge's votes

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

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Independent Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2005

Previously MP for Richmond Park until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Richmond Park, 1997-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman on international development, 1999-2003, for children, 2003-2004. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Party was Liberal Democrat until 29 Feb 2012

Also represented Richmond Park

Expenses

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
  • Spokesperson for Health (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (8 Oct 2007 to 6 May 2008)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Health (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 1 Nov 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 64 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Tonge’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1072 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 13.79% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 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") 160 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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