Lord Avebury

Liberal Democrat

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How Lord Avebury voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
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Lord Avebury sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Heathrow Airport 30 Jul 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what operations are conducted by the Port Medical Inspector in the space adjacent to the detention facilities in Heathrow Terminal 4; what plans Heathrow Airports Limited has for relocating that work elsewhere, including the timing of the move; and why Heathrow Airports Limited has not yet appointed a project manager for the work to upgrade the detention...
  • South Sudan — Question 28 Jul 2014

    My Lords, I welcome the agreement between the parties that representatives of the people displaced by the conflict will take part in the peace talks. Will the representatives be selected by IGAD or by some other means, and if so, what will be the process? Will the talks to be started on Wednesday cover the details of how the transitional Government of national unity is to be established?
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: UN Convention against Torture 28 Jul 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken or propose to take to remedy the shortcomings identified by the United Nations Committee Against Torture in the United Kingdom’s compliance with the United Nations Convention against Torture in May 2013 in relation to (1) the alleged torture of Tamil returnees from the United Kingdom, (2) the lack of accountability in...

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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 48 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 91 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 58.70% 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.
  • 46 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Avebury’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1055 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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