Baroness Tonge

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

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How Baroness Tonge voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
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Baroness Tonge quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading 23 Jan 2015

    Could the Minister perhaps expand a little bit on that matter? We would learn a lot if there was a proper inquiry into what happened in Sierra Leone in the years running up to the epidemic.
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading 23 Jan 2015

    My Lords, I note with amusement that I am the first of a very long list of a positive feast of noble Baronesses who are going to speak to your Lordships next in this debate; I feel very proud of that, and I hope that you enjoy us. I warmly welcome the Bill. The Pearson commission set this target in 1968 and it has taken us a long time to get there. I am pleased to say that it was official...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel 22 Jan 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 22 December (HL3625), what precise fishing limits are imposed by the government of Israel off the Gaza coast; and what is the current extent of the Gaza Buffer Zone.

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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

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Richmond Park

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Other offices held in the past

  • Spokesperson for Health (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Health (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 233 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 55.33% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 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") 150 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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