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- Became a Lord in 1987
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Blackstone voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Housing — Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, I declare an interest as I have just taken over the chairmanship of a large housing association. I am the chairman of the Orbit Group board. We face a worsening housing crisis due to a very serious lack of public investment over recent years, the absence of a long-term strategy and, more recently, the financial crisis. As my noble friend Lord Dubs said in his excellent speech,...”
- Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (23 Apr 2013)
“Implications of the large influx of refugees from Syria into neighbouring countries and provision of improved humanitarian aid – Baroness Blackstone.”
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Report (4th Day) (Continued) (11 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, I support my noble friend Lord Howarth of Newport. In doing so, I declare an interest as chairman of the board of the British Library. I will not repeat all my noble friend's arguments, which were made at some length and extremely cogently. Nobody could have made the case better. However, on behalf of the great cultural institutions, of which the British Library is one, I want to...”
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- Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 54.74% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above 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") 554 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)