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Lord Willis of Knaresborough
Liberal Democrat Peer
- Also represented Harrogate and Knaresborough
- Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2010
- Previously MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Willis of Knaresborough voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Care Bill [HL]: Second Reading (21 May 2013)
“My Lords, what a privilege it is to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Bakewell. If there is to be a commissioner for the old in England, I second her nomination at this point. I also congratulate the Government on bringing together these timely reforms to our social care system. When the noble Baroness, Lady Bakewell, was talking about the problems for local government, I was reminded that it...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (21 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether parents of 16 to 18 year-olds on the new traineeships programme will be entitled to claim child benefit and child tax credit in line with parents of those attending full-time non-advanced further education in school sixth forms and further education colleges.”
- Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Science and Technology Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (21 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply and, indeed, for the very comprehensive way in which she has dealt with many of the core issues. We look forward to having individual responses to some of the specific questions which were laid down. I also thank all noble Lords for their contributions this evening. It was a late debate, and I am very conscious that Members wish to get away to...”
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 54 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 64.06% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 37 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||£23,640 (103rd)||£22,905 (217th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£18,527||£17,058 (429th)||£15,097 (joint 468th with 1 other)||£18,412 (399th)||£16,489 (120th)|
|Office running costs||£24,251 (66th)||£22,322 (107th)||£22,705 (165th)||£19,987||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,797 (joint 205th with 7 others)||£18,177 (joint 293rd with 1 other)||£25,258 (69th)|
|Staffing costs||£97,530 (255th)||£87,024 (joint 348th with 1 other)||£88,968 (92nd)||£80,093||£70,336 (joint 324th with 20 others)||£67,363 (368th)||£61,277 (488th)||£38,587 (537th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,300 (202nd)||£6,638 (388th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£12,614 (119th)1||£18,119 (31st)2||£16,251 (44th)||£16,574||£19,793 (60th)||£16,868 (100th)||£17,532 (89th)||£15,120 (71st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£352 (207th)||£838 (131st)||£1,374 (79th)||£1,065||£219 (joint 359th with 1 other)||£718 (joint 209th with 1 other)||£419 (joint 281st with 1 other)||£589 (218th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,422 (86th)||£1,596 (83rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£169 (joint 64th with 1 other)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,062 (514th)||£1,792 (50th)||£1,566 (148th)||£1,246||£1,421 (184th)||£1,962 (73rd)||£1,473 (166th)||£1,217 (256th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,200 (46th)||£5,184 (129th)||£4,682||£4,109 (184th)||£6,831 (58th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,127 (joint 455th with 3 others)||£989 (joint 432nd with 6 others)||£0||£2,064 (joint 10th with 5 others)||£2,064 (joint 5th with 6 others)||£2,064 (joint 5th with 6 others)||£2,064 (joint 5th with 6 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£4,784 (30th)||£566 (50th)|
|Total||£172,341 (60th)||£167,561 (26th)||£159,147 (25th)||£142,174||£134,325 (122nd)||£129,700 (120th)||£124,138 (83rd)||£99,890 (95th)|