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- Also represented Bristol East
- Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2005
- Previously MP for Bristol East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bristol East, 1992-2005. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, 1997-2001; Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party, 2001- 2005. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Corston voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly 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 the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (11 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, I am delighted to support the amendment tabled in the name of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Woolf. It is 15 months now since we had the first vote specifically on this issue that I can remember. At that time there was a tied vote and we were promised a strategy. Subsequent attempts to amend legislation to provide for gender-specific services have failed. My reading of the current...”
- EU: Advocates-General of the Court of Justice — Motion to Take Note (10 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Bowness, in this important debate. I should like to place on record the committee’s appreciation of the fact that he served the committee with distinction and, in the post of chairman, conducted himself with absolute consideration for members and with great diligence. This debate follows on from that on 23 July last year, under...”
- Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012: Motion to Regret (27 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, is the Minister suggesting that my noble and learned friend Lady Scotland is either scaremongering or not telling the truth?”
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- Has spoken in 15 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 low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 45.43% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 24 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source).
|Type||2008/09||2007/08||2006/07||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||£489||£20,900 (joint 195th with 5 others)||£19,249 (306th)||£15,296 (512th)||£14,904 (joint 366th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£723||£15,917 (452nd)||£17,082 (525th)||£18,227 (joint 216th with 1 other)||£13,692 (391st)|
|Staffing costs||£13,493||£70,181 (368th)||£67,243 (372nd)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£51,559 (133rd)|
|Members' Travel||£81||£8,958 (375th)||£8,059 (396th)||£9,716 (336th)||£9,912 (228th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£1,545 (115th)||£747 (200th)||£1,033 (166th)||£380 (joint 284th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£0||£994 (294th)||£938 (joint 285th with 2 others)||£1,084 (joint 299th with 2 others)||£1,590 (142nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£2,877 (joint 283rd with 1 other)||£5,580 (93rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£0||£1,952 (joint 190th with 4 others)||£1,952 (joint 185th with 4 others)||£1,952 (joint 183rd with 4 others)||£1,952 (joint 174th with 4 others)|
|Other Costs||£22,693||£0||£0||£621 (77th)||£0|
|Total||£37,479||£123,324 (323rd)||£120,850 (292nd)||£113,525 (313th)||£93,989 (190th)|