Lord Avebury

Liberal Democrat

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How Lord Avebury voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails

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Lord Avebury sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Alcohol 8 Apr 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much they expect overall alcohol consumption to rise or fall across the United Kingdom as a result of the changes in alcohol duty announced in the Budget.
  • Immigration Bill: Report (3rd Day) 7 Apr 2014

    My Lords, I recognise the Minister’s phrase about not being able to rectify all the wrongs of history but I do not agree with that expression. I think that we ought to remedy the wrongs of history and this would have been an excellent opportunity to do so in the case of what I think my noble friend acknowledges would be a very small number of people. However, I also recognise the...
  • Immigration Bill: Report (3rd Day) 7 Apr 2014

    My Lords, this amendment deals with persons born abroad prior to 1983 who would have been British today if they had had a paternal grandfather born in the UK, or who would have been entitled to become British citizens by registration today if they had had a maternal grandfather born in the UK, instead of a paternal grandmother or maternal grandmother so born. Before 1983, a person born abroad...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Other offices held in the past

  • Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Spokesperson for the Home Office (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Africa), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (21 Mar 2006 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (With Special Responsibility for Africa), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Civil Liberties), Home Affairs (1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 126 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 58.72% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 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") 1048 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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