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Lord Reid of Cardowan
- Also represented Airdrie and Shotts; Hamilton North and Bellshill; Motherwell North
- Entered the House of Lords on 22 July 2010
- Previously MP for Airdrie and Shotts until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Reid of Cardowan voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Defence: Better Defence Acquisition — Statement (10 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, I join in the tributes paid and the condolences offered to the servicemen and servicewomen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. I welcome the publication of the White Paper, not least because it addresses in an open and discussive fashion a problem which, let us be honest, has bedevilled Government after Government of both political persuasions, although I suppose...”
- Defence: Better Defence Acquisition — Statement (10 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, could I add to my previous contribution lest noble Lords were confused by it? The innovation cycle of 14 months for digitally related equipment over a contract that may last, in the case of aircraft carriers, up to 14 years, means the constant demand for respecification of the initial contract to keep up with the latest and best. That, in my view, has contributed more than anything...”
- Government Communications Headquarters — Statement (10 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, first, in all humility, I advise the Minister that it would be useful to distinguish between published opinion and public opinion. He may never be able to reassure some elements of published opinion that the security services are not being overzealous until there is some great incident, and it will then accuse the security services of not having done enough. That is the experience....”
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- Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 63.61% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 53 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 47 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||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||£15,029 (428th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£20,596 (366th)||£13,028||£16,757 (437th)||£12,000 (538th)||£16,000 (497th)||£9,509 (572nd)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,259 (106th)||£862 (112th)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£26,724 (31st)||£29,979 (6th)||£28,189 (39th)||£25,259||£18,135 (346th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£17,792 (414th)||£20,479 (155th)|
|Staffing costs||£81,284 (556th)||£85,497 (399th)||£76,873 (526th)||£60,267||£47,184 (649th)||£44,766 (649th)||£42,963 (643rd)||£30,610 (628th)|
|Communications Allowance||£3,179 (526th)||£4,259 (491st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,529 (470th)1||£9,860 (227th)2||£3,654 (533rd)||£5,582||£8,146 (416th)||£7,692 (411th)||£5,337 (511th)||£3,292 (549th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,882 (25th)||£2,957 (12th)||£437 (joint 235th with 1 other)||£499||£0||£735 (203rd)||£992 (171st)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£723 (157th)||£1,467 (93rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,729 (joint 549th with 2 others)||£358 (558th)||£540 (joint 516th with 1 other)||£682||£729 (390th)||£419 (joint 556th with 1 other)||£1,063 (joint 307th with 1 other)||£559 (joint 523rd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,261 (519th)||£2,053 (406th)||£2,770||£2,735 (300th)||£2,121 (386th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,488 (21st)||£1,271 (55th)||£821||£1,134 (636th)||£1,134 (633rd)||£1,947 (joint 192nd with 2 others)||£1,947 (joint 183rd with 2 others)|
|Total||£135,078 (503rd)||£160,209 (98th)||£133,613 (405th)||£108,908||£96,438 (631st)||£88,925 (633rd)||£86,956 (627th)||£67,623 (613th)|