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Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope
Liberal Democrat Peer
- Also represented Roxburgh and Berwickshire
- Entered the House of Lords on 14 June 2005
- Previously MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, 1983-2005. Liberal Democrat convenor and spokesman on welfare, 1988-1992; on social security, 1992-1994 and from 1997-2001; on community care, 1994-1997; Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, 1992-1997. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
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More on their full record
- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, it is a real pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Morris of Handsworth. I share his analysis in his powerful speech. I certainly subscribe to his view that we have yet to bottom out the full extent of the necessary changes to public policy to deal with the significant impact of longevity, not just in the areas to which he alluded in his excellent speech but more widely across...”
- Security: Fake Bomb Detectors — Question (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, is not the most worrying thing about this the fact that these “magic wands” are still in use today? I was in Baghdad in a vehicle approaching the Iraqi Parliament a week ago today and was screened by one of these fraudulent devices. It is a serious matter and we should say to our Iraqi friends that it is not only a question of protecting life but, if these devices are...”
- Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill — Committee (and remaining stages) (25 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, as far as I am concerned this is an important debate on an important amendment and, indeed, it is an important suggestion that we should have a review of the sanctions regime. Most colleagues already know this, but I am a non-executive, non-remunerated director of the Wise Group, an intermediate labour market provider in Glasgow that is subcontracted to the Work Programme, so I have...”
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 70.21% 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") 171 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||£372||£18,806 (364th)||£15,462 (458th)||£18,721 (385th)||£17,331 (78th)|
|Office running costs||£462||£4,709 (648th)||£5,436 (649th)||£8,398 (635th)||£7,320 (586th)|
|Staffing costs||£6,638||£77,683 (68th)||£69,131 (207th)||£68,180 (144th)||£52,810 (105th)|
|Members' Travel||£47||£18,133 (81st)||£18,799 (68th)||£18,952 (62nd)||£16,322 (48th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£515 (joint 275th with 1 other)||£819 (187th)||£3,177 (13th)||£1,240 (103rd)|
|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||£487 (joint 511th with 1 other)||£665 (422nd)||£974 (joint 345th with 1 other)||£564 (520th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£1,250 (538th)||£2,560 (322nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£0||£2,015 (joint 48th with 3 others)||£2,015 (joint 44th with 3 others)||£2,015 (joint 44th with 3 others)||£2,015 (joint 43rd with 3 others)|
|Total||£38,316||£123,598 (314th)||£114,887 (422nd)||£120,417 (160th)||£97,602 (121st)|