A selection of Baroness Ashton of Upholland's votes
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Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU
Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
Has never voted on university tuition fees
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We are proud of our legislation introducing civil partnerships for same-sex couples and we encourage other countries to do likewise. Many types of same-sex relationship formalised in other EU countries are recognised as equivalent to civil partnerships in the United Kingdom. These include those registered in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Spain. We...
The Government's view is that our existing legislative framework is broadly compliant. If a similar situation as occurred in the European Court of Justice case of Firma Feryn1 occurred in the UK, our wider domestic law provisions would provide suitable enforcement remedies for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). In GB, the EHRC is empowered with various enforcement powers under...
The Prime Minister announced on 28 July that Lord Jay of Ewelme GCMG will succeed Lord Stevenson of Coddenham CBE as chair of the House of Lords Appointments Commission with effect from 1 October 2008. Lord Jay has been selected in accordance with the code of practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The code requires openness and transparency, independent scrutiny of the...
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Entered the House of Lords on 2 August 1999
Party was Other until 19 Oct 1999; Labour until 13 Oct 2008
Other offices held in the past
- President of the Council, Privy Council Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (10 May 2006 to 9 May 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also Department for Constitutional Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 May 2006 to 10 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also Department for Constitutional Affairs), Department for Constitutional Affairs (8 May 2006 to 10 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (10 Sep 2004 to 8 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare), Department for Work and Pensions (1 Jul 2002 to 10 Sep 2004)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare), Department for Education and Skills (11 Jun 2001 to 10 Sep 2004)
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- People have made 84 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") 1924 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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