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Baroness Shephard of Northwold
- Also represented South West Norfolk
- Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2005
- Previously MP for South West Norfolk until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk, 1987-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security, 1989-1990; Minister of State, HM Treasury, 1990-1992; Secretary of State for Employment, 1992-1993; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1993-1994; Secretary of State for Education, later Education and Employment, 1994-1997; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1997; Opposition front bench spokesman on the environment, transport and the regions, 1997-1999; Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party, 1991-1992 and 2002-2005. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Shephard of Northwold voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Entrepreneurship Opportunities — Question (24 May 2012)
“My Lords, following the extremely helpful suggestions from the noble Lord, Lord Sugar, I would like to ask my noble friend-as there has been quite a lot of questioning about advice for young people-what plans the Government have for developing the careers service which I believe is beginning to get under way. It seems to me that quite a lot could be achieved by giving useful advice to young...”
- Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 May 2012)
“My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Armstrong. She said that the noble Lord, Lord Denham, came into this House when she was two and a half, but I remind her of a much more recent date: 25 years ago, nearly to the day, she and I entered the other place as newly elected Members. I declare an interest as a member of the Joint Select Committee on Lords reform. I am also...”
- Freedom of Information Act 2000 — Question for Short Debate (17 Jan 2012)
“My Lords, I have two rather narrow points to make in this valuable debate so brilliantly introduced by the noble Lord, Lord Hennessy. First, it is obviously in the interests not only of historical accuracy but, I would add, of transparency in the democratic process that there should be access to Cabinet and other government papers. Secondly, if such access is not well structured and...”
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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.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 49.26% of votes in this House with this affiliation — 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") 48 times in debates — 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||£192||£9,015 (579th)||£11,126 (551st)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,112 (158th)|
|Office running costs||£250||£11,544 (587th)||£16,778 (535th)||£17,181 (469th)||£11,124 (485th)|
|Staffing costs||£4,066||£58,061 (623rd)||£47,291 (642nd)||£37,343 (653rd)||£43,836 (413th)|
|Members' Travel||£214||£7,872 (430th)||£7,567 (417th)||£7,182 (449th)||£6,185 (415th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|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||£93||£524 (490th)||£478 (joint 524th with 1 other)||£858 (402nd)||£669 (joint 474th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£600||£2,184 (376th)||£1,818 (445th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£0||£1,812 (joint 443rd with 1 other)||£1,526 (551st)||£1,526 (529th)||£1,526 (457th)|
|Total||£19,175||£91,012 (645th)||£86,584 (640th)||£83,812 (635th)||£79,452 (493rd)|