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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
- Also represented North West Durham
- Entered the House of Lords on 6 July 2010
- Previously MP for North West Durham until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
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- Never rebels against their party.
- Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] — Second Reading (20 May 2013)
“I, too, welcome the intent of this Bill, but I am afraid that the devil may well be in the detail; that is what we will discover in the days and weeks to come. It would be rather disingenuous of me not to welcome much of the intent, because such things were being worked on in the previous Government. Indeed, I tremble to confess, particularly to my own Front Bench, that I was probably the...”
- Adoption: Adoption Legislation Committee Reports — Motion to Take Note (16 May 2013)
“My Lords, I thank the House for appointing me to this committee. It was my first Select Committee at this end of the building, and I enjoyed being part of a very thorough piece of work with a very interesting and varied group of people, with very different expertise and experience. Of course we were expertly chaired by the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss. I had the enormous...”
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, I, too, welcome the maiden speeches. I always welcome people from the north-east, even if they are on the opposite side, and I know the noble Viscount, Lord Ridley, quite well from being a Member of Parliament in the north-east. I was also very interested to hear that the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Winchester was born in and has such a close attachment to east Africa. I...”
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 63.55% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 35 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£8,970 (527th)||£11,712 (535th)||£14,742 (509th)||£11,274||£12,708 (534th)||£13,188 (516th)||£13,936 (543rd)||£15,205 (333rd)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£13,225 (493rd)||£18,621 (314th)||£18,679 (445th)||£15,301||£18,877 (259th)||£18,570 (393rd)||£15,204 (542nd)||£16,196 (298th)|
|Staffing costs||£89,533 (458th)||£75,592 (577th)||£68,713 (600th)||£66,559||£62,810 (580th)||£60,253 (592nd)||£53,376 (599th)||£45,735 (331st)|
|Communications Allowance||£11,818 (103rd)||£7,583 (352nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£13,470 (97th)1||£16,269 (54th)2||£11,795 (143rd)||£12,273||£14,360 (161st)||£11,126 (286th)||£13,521 (185th)||£5,360 (448th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£424 (180th)||£142 (355th)||£224 (317th)||£724||£856 (205th)||£1,016 (161st)||£254 (357th)||£944 (143rd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£3,139 (19th)||£3,703 (18th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,966 (40th)||£719 (353rd)||£930 (303rd)||£732||£523 (joint 491st with 1 other)||£1,761 (joint 94th with 1 other)||£831 (414th)||£1,265 (237th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,418 (487th)||£3,645 (223rd)||£3,928||£1,658 (joint 466th with 2 others)||£3,420 (211th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,275 (joint 220th with 2 others)||£1,071 (joint 298th with 2 others)||£0||£1,861 (385th)||£1,861 (379th)||£1,861 (369th)||£1,861 (344th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£602 (80th)||£941 (62nd)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£4,324 (13th)|
|Total||£147,544 (356th)||£137,636 (439th)||£120,740 (549th)||£110,791||£115,271 (485th)||£112,769 (467th)||£100,510 (537th)||£92,117 (232nd)|