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- Also represented Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush; Hammersmith; Hammersmith North
- Entered the House of Lords on 13 July 2005
- Previously MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Hammersmith North, 1979-1983, Hammersmith, 1983-1997 and Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, 1997-2005. Opposition front bench spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1981-1984, on home affairs, 1984-1987, on housing, 1987-1992. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 3 May 1979 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Soley voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (5 Jun 2013)
“Encouraging brain donation to assist scientific research including into degenerative brain diseases – Lord Soley.”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Royal Charter (21 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the order of precedence of business before the Privy Council is determined when two applications for a Royal Charter on the same subject are made.”
- Syria — Statement (20 May 2013)
“Can I take the Minister back to her penultimate answer about the religious aspect? I agree with her about Bosnia; the failure to intervene radicalised and organised people. What I struggle with, and I am certain the Government do too, is the religious divide and how it is moving. The Sunni-Shia divide is getting wider and was never as it is now. Driven, as it must be to some extent, by...”
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- Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.26% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 247 times in debates — well 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||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|London costs||£253||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,447 (104th)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£0|
|Office running costs||£1,358||£15,892 (454th)||£13,245 (602nd)||£12,844 (587th)||£11,005 (487th)|
|Staffing costs||£8,525||£77,534 (joint 77th with 6 others)||£68,507 (215th)||£67,332 (165th)||£46,263 (304th)|
|Members' Travel||£0||£723 (642nd)||£2,110 (613th)||£2,311 (610th)||£1,439 (615th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|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||£280 (602nd)||£279 (603rd)||£692 (joint 475th with 1 other)||£469 (570th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£840 (593rd)||£462 (627th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£281||£1,543 (563rd)||£1,543 (547th)||£1,293 (600th)||£1,293 (joint 517th with 1 other)|
|Total||£37,961||£98,430 (627th)||£87,593 (638th)||£85,999 (630th)||£60,469 (642nd)|