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Baroness Taylor of Bolton
- Also represented Dewsbury; Bolton West
- Entered the House of Lords on 14 June 2005
- Previously MP for Dewsbury until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bolton West, 1974-1983 and Dewsbury, 1987-2005. Opposition spokesperson on education, 1979-1981, on housing, 1981-1983, on home affairs, 1987-1990 (Shadow Water Minister, 1988) on the environment, 1990-1992; on education, 1992-1994; Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1994-1995 and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1994-1997; President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1997-1998; Government Chief Whip, 1998-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 10 October 1974 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Taylor of Bolton voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Never rebels against their party.
- Mesothelioma Bill [HL] — Second Reading (20 May 2013)
“My Lords, I think-I certainly hope-that every speaker in the debate will welcome the introduction of the Bill. I acknowledge and pay tribute to those who have worked so hard to get us to this stage, including the Minister and, obviously, my noble friend on the Front Bench, who has campaigned for so long, but also those outside this House, the trade unions and campaign groups, who have been...”
- Education: Curriculum, Exam and Accountability Reform — Statement (7 Feb 2013)
“Will the Minister accept that while, as the noble Lord, Lord Baker, said, there may be rejoicing about this U-turn, it is particularly humiliating for the Secretary of State because of the bravado with which he announced his original plans? Maybe the Secretary of State can learn something from that. Many of us still worry that he does not understand the basic problem of trying to be too...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Civil Partnerships (19 Dec 2012)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce civil partnerships for heterosexual couples.”
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 71.49% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 17 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 223 times in debates — well above 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||£1,396||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,189 (229th)||£19,700 (joint 268th with 6 others)||£15,183 (335th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£4 (joint 138th with 2 others)|
|Office running costs||£699||£16,743 (422nd)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£17,841 (joint 403rd with 1 other)||£15,055 (345th)|
|Staffing costs||£8,927||£63,645 (569th)||£57,046 (620th)||£60,566 (514th)||£41,494 (485th)|
|Members' Travel||£239||£14,349 (164th)||£13,632 (189th)||£12,894 (205th)||£9,243 (joint 258th with 1 other)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£948||£1,246 (151st)||£903 (174th)||£208 (joint 374th with 2 others)||£695 (191st)|
|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||£104 (645th)||£610 (457th)||£653 (joint 493rd with 2 others)||£852 (389th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£743 (607th)||£2,058 (403rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£0||£1,936 (joint 231st with 1 other)||£1,936 (joint 227th with 1 other)||£1,936 (joint 224th with 1 other)||£1,936 (joint 213th with 1 other)|
|Total||£37,841||£119,668 (406th)||£115,173 (joint 413th with 1 other)||£113,798 (306th)||£84,462 (421st)|