Viscount Astor


A selection of Viscount Astor's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Horserace Betting Right - Question for Short Debate 20 Apr 2016

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the introduction of the Horserace Betting Right.
  • Horserace Betting Right - Question for Short Debate 20 Apr 2016

    My Lords, since I put down this Question for Short Debate, events have moved on and the Government have proposed an extension of the levy rather than their original proposed racing right. Much has to be done to succeed finally in bringing a long-term funding solution for racing but it is worth reminding your Lordships that a year ago, the Government proposed the racing right. It was, if one...
  • European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016 — Motion to Approve 2 Mar 2016

    My Lords, it is easy to be swayed in one’s opinions by powerful speeches in your Lordships’ House. When I listened to the noble Lord, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, I felt a burning desire to stay within the EU. To be fair on him, when I listened to the noble Lord, Lord Mandelson, half way through his speech I felt an immediate urge to leave. I last spoke on the EU debate in 1975, so I...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1966

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport), Culture, Media & Sport (16 Dec 2005 to 7 Dec 2006)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, The Family & Culture, Media & Sport (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment & Transport (9 May 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Environment and Transport (22 Feb 2005 to 9 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment and Transport (6 Jul 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment & Transport (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (3 Dec 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Viscount Astor’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 24.33% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 322 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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