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- Also represented Newcastle-under-Lyme
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- Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2001
- Previously MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under- Lyme, 1986-2001. Member of Opposition team on: social security, 1992-95; children and families, 1993-95; food, agriculture and rural affairs, 1995-97. Member, Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 17 July 1986 — unknown
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Golding voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Environment: Plastic Bags — Question (14 May 2013)
“Is the Minister aware that in some parts of Wales the charge for a plastic bag is 10p, in other parts 5p and in other parts 3p—and that if you know the shopkeeper, it is nothing? Is he also aware that the charge is supposed to be for charity, but I often see the money going into the shop’s till? Is he aware that this is happening in Wales?”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Agriculture: Single Farm Payment (5 Dec 2011)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a landowner who is in receipt of the single farm payment is entitled to keep receiving all the payment if they sell all or most of the land. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following a land sale, a right to receive the single farm payment can pass to a new owner of the land in relation to which it was received.”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Identity Documents (24 Oct 2011)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue revised guidance, in particular via the mandatory licensing code, to require licensees and those working at their premises to recognise valid identity cards, such as citizencards, that bear the proof of age standards scheme hologram.”
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- Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 70.97% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 23 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)