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Lord Clark of Windermere
- Also represented South Shields; Colne Valley
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- Entered the House of Lords on 2 July 2001
- Previously MP for South Shields until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South Shields, 1979-2001 and for Colne Valley, 1970-74. Opposition spokesman on agriculture and food, 1972-74, on Defence, 1980-81, on environment, 1981-87; food, agriculture and rural affairs, 1987-92; defence, disarmament and arms control, 1992-97; Chancellor, Duchy of Lancaster, 1997-98. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Clark of Windermere voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Security: Fake Bomb Detectors — Question (14 May 2013)
“Will the Minister clarify a very simple and specific point: were these fraudulent bomb detectors given approval by any British government agency such as DSO?”
- First World War: Centenary — Question for Short Debate (4 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, it is a privilege to lead this debate on the Government's proposals for the commemoration of World War I. It is a war which came to epitomise carnage and human sacrifice. Many in this House will have had grandparents and occasionally parents who participated in that conflict. My own grandfather left the pits of County Durham to mine under the German lines. I remember a photograph on...”
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- Has spoken in 16 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 65.99% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above 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") 66 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)