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- Also represented Stalybridge and Hyde
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- Entered the House of Lords on 11 July 2001
- Previously MP for Stalybridge and Hyde until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde, 1970-2001. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, 1978-79; Opposition spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1979-82; on regional affairs and devolution, 1982-92; on national heritage, 1992-97. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Pendry 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 very strongly against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party.
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, I concur with all those who found the three maiden speakers inspiring. I also found their speeches entertaining. I am sure that we will hear much more from them in the future. The gracious Speech contains little of any major consequence in the area of social health provision other than on the important issue of carers and the welcome introduction of a Care Bill. As one who brought...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Equality Act 2010 (6 Dec 2012)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Equality Act 2010 in eliminating sex discrimination in golf clubs.”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Gibraltar (3 Dec 2012)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are pursuing with the Government of Spain following the incursions by a Spanish warship into Gibraltar's territorial waters on 13 November 2012.”
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- Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 70.98% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 60 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)