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- Also represented Alyn and Deeside; Flint East; Flintshire East
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- Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2001
- Previously MP for Alyn and Deeside until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Alyn and Deeside, 1983-2001 and for Flint East, 1970-83. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, 1974-79; Opposition spokesman on employment, 1980-83; Opposition spokesman on Wales, 1983-92. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Jones voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Mesothelioma Bill [HL] — Second Reading (20 May 2013)
“My Lords, I am glad to follow the committed remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Avebury. Nowhere in the Bill, nor in the Explanatory Notes, can the awful consequences of this disease be adequately described. One might read the entire Bill, one might read the helpful, detailed Explanatory Notes, one might have visited a Turner and Newall factory in the north-west, but the sheer human impact of the...”
- First World War: Centenary — Question for Short Debate (4 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, I thank my noble friend for the debate, and my noble friend Lord Maxton for his pertinent speech. Here today in our safe, gilded, gothic palace, one can only be humbled and astounded by the loyalty, gallantry and resilience of Britain's World War 1 regiments, of her naval fleet, of the Royal Flying Corps and the army of resourceful women who sustained British industrial production....”
- Wales: Economy — Question for Short Debate (7 Nov 2012)
“The noble Lord was the ablest candidate that tried against me.”
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 77.48% 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") 36 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)