Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Aerospace Industry - Question 6 Feb 2017

    My Lords, as the Minister well knows, a defence strategy refresher paper is to be published in the middle of the year. Never mind Brexit; is he aware that if that paper fails, as did the national strategy, to make a clear commitment on behalf of the Government in favour of retaining and preserving Britain’s capacity to design and manufacture its own helicopters, as we have done for 70...
  • Recent Changes to US Immigration Policy - Statement 30 Jan 2017

    My Lords, the noble Baroness said that the Prime Minister’s visit was a success. Does she realise why there are many in Britain who regard her scramble to be the first through the doors of Mr Trump’s house as both unseemly and ill judged? Did she not realise when she went there that Mr Trump has specifically made it clear that he wishes to see the break-up of the European Union?...
  • The Process for Triggering Article 50 - Statement 24 Jan 2017

    My Lords, would the Minister be kind enough to provide the House with the Government’s best estimate of the percentage of people in Britain who voted for the hard Brexit chosen by the Prime Minister?

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2001

Previously MP for Yeovil until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Yeovil, 1983-2001. Liberal spokesman for Trade and Industry, 1983-86; Alliance spokesman on education and science, 1987; Liberal Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1988-92; Leader, Social and Liberal Democrats, 1988-89, Liberal Democrats, 1988-99. (from Number 10 press release)

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

Also represented Yeovil

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (15 May 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (16 Jul 1988 to 9 Aug 1999)
  • Member, Members' Interests Committee (6 Mar 1984 to 26 Feb 1986)


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