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Liberal Democrat Peer
- Also represented Richmond Park
- Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2005
- Previously MP for Richmond Park until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Richmond Park, 1997-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman on international development, 1999-2003, for children, 2003-2004. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Tonge voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party.
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (21 May 2013)
“Priorities for the G8 meeting on 17 June – Baroness Tonge.”
- Developing Countries: Budgetary Support — Question (15 May 2013)
“My Lords, the Minister told us that the Government want value for money in international development—and rightly so. Will the Government therefore consider stopping aid to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and persuading, if not forcing, Israel to pay for its illegal occupation of those territories?”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Gaza (15 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with European partners regarding the right to security of Palestinian children living in Gaza.”
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 180 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 55.02% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 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") 129 times in debates — 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||£0||£16,579 (439th)||£13,554 (503rd)||£18,294 (410th)||£15,714 (260th)|
|Office running costs||£3,231||£19,308 (131st)||£18,254 (437th)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£23,135 (102nd)|
|Staffing costs||£6,007||£77,550 (76th)||£74,905 (46th)||£72,070 (41st)||£48,734 (227th)|
|Members' Travel||£0||£1,595 (629th)||£2,384 (605th)||£2,444 (607th)||£2,354 (587th)|
|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||£0||£164 (630th)||£820 (joint 345th with 1 other)||£1,048 (313th)||£842 (392nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£532 (622nd)||£1,480 (joint 494th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£0||£1,966 (joint 147th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 141st with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 139th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 133rd with 14 others)|
|Other Costs||£20,383||£0||£1,214 (64th)||£0||£0|
|Total||£29,621||£117,694 (445th)||£114,577 (429th)||£114,056 (299th)||£92,745 (215th)|