A selection of Lord Chidgey's votes
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Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 11 votes against, between 1997–2010
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2003
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2011
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My Lords, the Ebola outbreak in west Africa in 2016 resulted in the deaths of more than 11,000 people. The current trajectory of the growth of the disease in the DRC is massive compared with that outbreak in west Africa. It is truly frightening and is putting both Uganda and Rwanda at risk. There is almost no functioning state in eastern DRC—I know; I have been there—with corrupt,...
My Lords, experts are reporting that a terrifying Ebola epidemic is out of control in the DRC, even though it had vaccines and experimental drugs from the outset. The World Health Organization says that regional risk levels are very high. Kigali, the centre for the Rwanda CHOGM, is just two hours’ drive by road from the Ebola outbreak. Commonwealth delegates and supporters will be at risk...
My Lords, civilians are being killed close to military headquarters by soldiers in uniform. Journalists are being expelled on the orders of men in uniform. Supplies are being looted by men in uniform. I think we are getting the message that the military leaders look more and more like the regime they claim to have overthrown. Yesterday, the Transitional Military Council arrested opposition...
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2005
Previously MP for Eastleigh until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, 1994-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman for employment, 1994-1995; on transport, 1995-1997, trade and industry, 1997-1999. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1994 — unknown
Also represented Eastleigh
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (8 Feb 2005 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2003 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 5 Nov 2001)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (1 Jan 2001 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (1 Nov 1999 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1999 to 5 May 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jan 1999 to 5 May 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Employment) (9 Jun 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 80 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Chidgey’s speeches
- Has received answers to 44 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 58.62% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 128 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consulting engineer (non-practising).
Parliamentary adviser to the National Market Traders' Federation. (Up to £5,000)
6. Overseas visits
15-19 November 2004, to New Delhi and Pune, to inspect call centres, sponsored by Norwich Union
. (Registered 30 December 2004)
8. Land and Property
Part ownership, two residential rented properties in Southsea, from which rental income is received.
Part ownership, two residential rented properties in South London
, from which rental income is received.
Part ownership, one residential rented property in Gosport, from which rental income is received.
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