Tony Lloyd

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Rochdale Labour

Tony Lloyd’s voting in Parliament

Tony Lloyd is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Tony Lloyd sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Tony Lloyd consistently voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tony Lloyd consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tony Lloyd generally voted against introducing foundation hospitals, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tony Lloyd generally voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tony Lloyd generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant 11 Sep 2018

    There is really no fundamental disagreement on the objective that the Minister is trying to achieve. The idea that the Irish border could be used as a way for foreign powers, or those who would do us harm, to come into Great Britain and Northern Ireland is simply unconscionable, so we are in the same place. However, he knows Northern Ireland well and knows the border well, and he also...
  • Business of the House: Northern Ireland Government 6 Sep 2018

    I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of the statement, although the fact that it was shared with the rest of the world might make that slightly irrelevant. Let me say at the outset that I give a cautious welcome to the proposals she has set out. However, let us be very clear that the demand of the people of Northern Ireland is quite rightly to see the restoration of democratic...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Political Engagement 5 Sep 2018

    The Secretary of State will know that it is 600 days this weekend since Northern Ireland had a functioning Assembly or Executive. Will she tell the House very clearly what urgent steps she will take to bring the five parties together, to reconvene the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, to cut the pay of MLAs—as has been asked for already—and of course, importantly, to...

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Labour MP for Rochdale

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Manchester Central; Stretford

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Trade and Industry
  • Correspondence
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Mental Health
  • Liberia

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (since 23 Mar 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (9 Jan 2018 to 23 Mar 2018)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing) (3 Jul 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)
  • Member, North West Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, North West Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (5 Dec 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (6 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jul 1992 to 1 Jul 1994)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1992)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1989)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1986 to 1 Jul 1987)
  • Member, Home Affairs: Sub-Committee on Race Relations & Immigration (15 May 1985 to 5 May 1987)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (18 Apr 1985 to 5 May 1987)
  • Member, Social Services Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 18 Apr 1985)

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  • Has spoken in 100 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tony Lloyd’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 17 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.75% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • 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") 994 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: European Regional Science Association (ERSA)
Address of donor: c/o Dr Arjen Edzes, University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Dept. of Economic Geography, Llandleven 1, 9747 AD, Groningen

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, rail and other transport, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £700

Destination of visit: Groningen, Netherlands

Dates of visit: 30 August - 1 September 2017

Purpose of visit: To speak at the ERSA annual Congress on the experience of Greater Manchester Combine Authority and devolved governance in the light of my former role as GM Interim Mayor.

(Registered 06 November 2017)
Name of donor: (1) Rochdale Council of Mosques; (2) Muslim Charity Helping the Needy
Address of donor: (1) 48 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 2NZ; (2) Eaton Hall, Retford DN22 0PR

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) flights costing £562; (2) accommodation and subsistence costing £230.55

Destination of visit: Bangladesh

Dates of visit: 7 December 2017 - 11 December 2017

Purpose of visit: Visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

(Registered 24 January 2018)

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