Baroness Burt of Solihull

Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Baroness Burt of Solihull's votes

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  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Adult Education 11 Feb 2016

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce local outcome agreements for the Adult Skills Budget in devolved areas.
  • Trade Union Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 10 Feb 2016

    My Lords, this transitional period of three months, during which the trade union member is treated as a contributor to the trade union before they must register the opt-in to the political fund, is clearly punitive and designed to inflict maximum damage on trade union funds. Much has been said tonight about the Select Committee which is to take evidence on the impact of this legislation on...
  • Trade Union Bill: Committee (2nd Day) 10 Feb 2016

    My Lords, this group of Labour amendments, particularly Amendment 38, seeks to inject a further term of flexibility into the period of time before which a mandate might ultimately expire. Currently there is no ultimate time limit but, as has already been said, any reasonable trade union would wish to ensure that it still had the full support of its members before setting a date for strike...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 November 2015

Previously MP for Solihull until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Solihull

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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departments: Equal Opportunities
  • UK Trade and Investment
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Departmental Contracts
  • Shareholder Executive

Other offices held in the past

  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (4 Nov 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party (25 Oct 2007 to 1 Nov 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (3 Aug 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (2 May 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 24 Apr 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 51 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 30 written questions since joining Parliament — 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 63.64% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 9 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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