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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 very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (15 May 2013)
“My Lords, I begin by paying tribute to the young men and women of our Armed Forces who, day in and day out, protect us and our families, our country and our national interests, often risking life and limb and sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice. We owe all of them a deep debt of gratitude for what they do. When I ask myself what is the chief characteristic of the modern world, it is...”
- Crime and Courts Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (25 Mar 2013)
“I am very grateful to the Minister. Indeed, he is right that there is almost nothing I disagree with in what he said, with one exception: his lack of explanation as to why one could not have legislation following a review. It is quite possible to have consultation in a review and then parliamentary scrutiny. He is presenting it as if one can only have a review and consultation if one is going...”
- Crime and Courts Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (25 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, I approached this issue with an open mind and attempted to ask myself what benefits might be gained from doing this particular thing in this particular fashion. I do not think that I have ever been accused of being soft on terrorism. I genuinely believe that the first obligation of a Government is to protect their citizens. I therefore sought to discover, in asking myself and in...”
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- Has spoken in 27 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 63.49% 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") 45 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)|