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Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon
Liberal Democrat Peer
- Also represented Yeovil
- Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2001
- Previously MP for Yeovil until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Yeovil, 1983-2001. Liberal spokesman for Trade and Industry, 1983-86; Alliance spokesman on education and science, 1987; Liberal Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1988-92; Leader, Social and Liberal Democrats, 1988-89, Liberal Democrats, 1988-99. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. 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 laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (15 May 2013)
“My Lords, in listening to my noble friend’s speech at the Dispatch Box, I was struck by a lacuna. I hope that she might take this opportunity to clarify the position of the Afghan interpreters. We are in severe danger of committing an act both unwise and discreditable, if not shameful. I cannot understand why my Government have not before now clarified the position of these men, who...”
- Death of a Member: Baroness Thatcher — Tributes (10 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, it is a privilege to follow my noble friend and I must say that I wholly agree with his conclusion. As the Leader said in opening, those of us whose paths crossed with hers all have our own personal anecdotes and remembrances about Margaret Thatcher. I have two. First, in a life that has, I suppose, had some small excitements, nothing that I have ever experienced so terrorised me as...”
- EU: Prime Minister's Speech — Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2013)
“My Lords, at the end of my noble friend's speech on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I heard some laughter from our noble friends on the Conservative Benches. If I recall correctly, she said that this was not the moment, and she was right. Do not listen to her, do not listen to me, listen to the Prime Minister only months ago, when a Motion for a referendum was tabled in the House of Commons...”
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 20.75% of votes in this House with this affiliation — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 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") 39 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)