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- Also represented Arundel and South Downs
- Changed party from Conservative on 24 Mar 2005
- Entered the House of Lords on 17 January 2011
- Previously MP for Arundel and South Downs until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Flight voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Child Poverty — Question (14 May 2013)
- Child Poverty — Question (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, is not the related problem of feral children who engage in gang warfare and drug dealing and whose parents are not parenting properly even more serious? The solution to that is shown to be provided increasingly by the new technical colleges which motivate such children and teach them a skill. They then start to want to learn generally. That is the sort of measure that really...”
- Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (13 May 2013)
“My Lords, as the noble Lord, Lord Deighton, pointed out, there are some useful, detailed provisions in the gracious Speech for the economy, but it seems to me that there is really nothing of great substance. The national insurance allowance is welcome for small businesses. The help to buy scheme is extremely unwise in that it applies to existing property and not just to new builds and is in...”
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- Has spoken in 60 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 70.45% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well 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") 104 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||£657||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£19,716 (280th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,738 (joint 236th with 8 others)|
|Office running costs||£2,456||£3,619 (653rd)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£4,044 (632nd)|
|Staffing costs||£17,481||£89,919 (4th)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£59,518 (21st)|
|Members' Travel||£202||£3,999 (568th)||£4,804 (531st)||£3,924 (563rd)||£3,040 (564th)|
|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||£181||£802 (360th)||£943 (joint 282nd with 1 other)||£1,120 (281st)||£805 (joint 405th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£600||£1,842 (430th)||£2,206 (367th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£323||£1,913 (276th)||£1,913 (271st)||£1,913 (268th)||£1,591 (424th)|
|Total||£54,472||£122,996 (330th)||£120,154 (307th)||£114,125 (298th)||£84,736 (417th)|