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A selection of Lord Chidgey's votes
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Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2011
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2003
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
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Chidgey’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Chidgey’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, last weekend an extravaganza in Zimbabwe to launch a people’s protest against sanctions resulted in demonstrations outside German embassies and 14 likes on Facebook. More telling, I think, was the action, led by South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, of the African Union and the Southern African Development Community, calling for their unconditional removal, which received...
My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, on his presentation. He has second-guessed that I would want to speak about the implications of the amendment for countries in Africa. I agree with him that the amendment is important. It provides for the Secretary of State, on being satisfied that a developing or least developed country has committed human rights abuses, to remove it...
My Lords, at the UN Human Rights Council last week, the Minister noted that 1.8 million people have so far been detained without trial under Hong Kong’s national security law. Will the UK respond with actions that include, for example, campaigning to suspend extradition treaties with Hong Kong and China to prevent extradition under this draconian law? What about introducing Magnitsky-style...
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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)
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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