Lord Alderdice

Former MLA

Liberal Democrat

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

Recent appearances

  • Women: Postnatal Depression — Question 5 Feb 2015

    My Lords, we know that one of the very important elements in support of women in the pre- and post-partum period is the quality of the relationship between the father and the mother of the child, and that where there is a problem in encouraging that, there is frequently difficulty. Given that, is my noble friend satisfied that this element of the relationship is sufficiently addressed,...
  • Northern Ireland — Question 29 Jan 2015

    My Lords, coming from Wales, my noble friend will know very well that there is quite a difficult balance between the devolved regions on the one hand having their own say and taking their own responsibility, and on the other having a proper relationship with Westminster and London. However, is she aware that, despite these difficulties, the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First...
  • Northern Ireland: On-the-Runs Scheme — Statement 27 Jan 2015

    My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend for repeating the Answer. I recall some elements of this case because Mr O’Connor disappeared shortly after the IMC was formed and we reported as much as we knew at that time in the very first report of the IMC. What puzzles me a little at this stage is, the mistake having been made and having been reported on some time ago, was the coronial...

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Liberal Democrat Peer, Former Speaker, and MLA for Belfast East

Became a Lord in 1996

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 28 April 2003 — General election

Changed party from Alliance on 30 Jun 1998

Also represented Belfast East


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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 36.51% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 18 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Alderdice’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 218 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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