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Lord King of Bridgwater
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- Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2001
- Previously MP for Bridgwater until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bridgewater, 1970-2001. Secretary of State for the Environment, 1983; for Transport, 1983; for Employment, 1983-85; for Northern Ireland, 1985-89, for Defence, 1989-92. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 12 March 1970 — unknown
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord King of Bridgwater voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (15 May 2013)
“My Lords, I shall try to follow suit. This is the third gracious Speech of this Government. It is interesting to carry out a bit of textural comparison of the three Speeches that we have had to date and I take this opportunity to do so. The first item that I want to refer to was not mentioned in 2010 but it was in 2012. Then, the gracious Speech said: “The United Kingdom will assume the...”
- Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Commons Amendments (24 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, the Minister ended our previous discussions on this matter by saying that, depending on the outcome of the vote and if it went against what he was advising the House at that time, he would make sure that the strength of feeling here was conveyed to his colleagues in the Government. I should like to express my appreciation for his having very precisely discharged that undertaking. As...”
- Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Commons Reasons (22 Apr 2013)
“Can the Minister confirm that the Government have not felt able to move towards a clause on the issue of availability of independent advice?”
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 41.30% of votes in this House with this affiliation — 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") 201 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)