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Lord Cunningham of Felling
- Also represented Copeland; Whitehaven
- Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2005
- Previously MP for Copeland until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Whitehaven, 1970-1983 and Copeland 1983-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy, 1976-1979; Opposition spokesman on industry, 1979-1983; Member of the Shadow Cabinet, 1983-95 and 1996-97; Spokesman on the environment, 1983-1989; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1989-1992; Opposition front bench Spokesman on foreign and Commonwealth affairs, 1992-1994; on trade and industry, 1994-1995; on national heritage, 1995-1997; Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1997-1998; Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1998-1999. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Cunningham of Felling voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- House of Lords: Scottish Referendum — Question (1 Feb 2012)
“My Lords, would not the best way of improving Scottish influence on proposals for House of Lords reform be to abandon the current, deeply flawed draft Bill, and replace it with support for the excellent Bill tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Steel of Aikwood, which commands wide-ranging respect in this House?”
- Health: Animal Testing — Question (4 Oct 2011)
“My Lords, is it not clear that if we want to maintain the very highest levels of medical and scientific research in the United Kingdom-levels which are endorsed by the World Health Organisation, among others-we must continue with properly regulated but available animal research? I compliment the noble Lord, Lord Willis, for raising this question. If the National Institute for Medical...”
- Draft House of Lords Reform Bill — Motion (7 Jun 2011)
“I am grateful to the Leader of the House. I have only one or two brief points. This amendment is carefully couched in terms that could engender cross-party, if not universal, support in this Chamber. It is not about kicking anything into the long grass, and I regard that intervention as complete rubbish. It is about trying to ensure that, as we move forward on the reform of our Parliament, we...”
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- Has spoken in 0 debates 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 34.86% 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") 9 times in debates — below 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||£880||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,323 (183rd)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,744 (231st)|
|Office running costs||£3,570||£14,650 (502nd)||£14,260 (585th)||£12,639 (591st)||£17,422 (250th)|
|Staffing costs||£20,853||£71,133 (283rd)||£64,273 (joint 458th with 31 others)||£61,980 (joint 397th with 36 others)||£44,272 (393rd)|
|Members' Travel||£436||£17,775 (86th)||£21,103 (43rd)||£18,342 (74th)||£13,945 (89th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£1,368 (136th)||£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||£318 (joint 588th with 2 others)||£359 (577th)||£577 (538th)||£451 (joint 572nd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£924 (581st)||£858 (joint 586th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£0||£1,612 (540th)||£1,612 (528th)||£1,612 (499th)||£1,612 (419th)|
|Total||£60,433||£128,682 (214th)||£122,788 (246th)||£114,872 (284th)||£93,446 (198th)|