Lord Avebury

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Avebury's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details

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Lord Avebury sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites 26 Mar 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they began the administrative review of the recovery decisions involving Traveller sites in the Green Belt; what criteria are being applied for the review; and when the review is likely to be published.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ilois: Resettlement 26 Mar 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will meet commitments made before the 2010 election to arrive at a just and fair settlement of the issue of the exile of the Chagos Islanders in the light of the award of 18 March by the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in the case of Chagos Marine Protected Area Arbitration (Mauritius v....
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties 26 Mar 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) reductions in duty on cider, beer and spirits announced in this year’s Budget, and (2) the ending of the alcohol duty escalator, will have on (a) rates of alcohol consumption, and (b) burdens on the health and criminal justice systems.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Became a Lord in 1971

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 54 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 76 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 58.06% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 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") 1071 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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