Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon's votes

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  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Nissan: Sunderland - Statement 31 Oct 2016

    My Lords, the Government’s welcome clarity, albeit given in secret to Nissan, has assured the continuation of car jobs in Sunderland and the north. Does the Minister realise that their lack of commitment and uncertainty has contributed to costing some 290 high-tech aircraft engineering jobs in Yeovil? I will see if I can explain. The Government put an order for Apache to Boeing without...
  • Industrial Strategy - Question 26 Oct 2016

    My Lords, I draw the Minister’s attention to the fact that, following the more than 250 job losses in Yeovil, I recently wrote to the Secretary of State asking whether the preservation of Britain’s only stand-alone production capacity for helicopters in Yeovil would be part of a national strategy. He has not yet replied. Can she tell me whether it will be or not?
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 21 Oct 2016

    Repent at leisure.

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Profile

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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