Lord Hague of Richmond

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition


A selection of Lord Hague of Richmond's votes

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  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Sexual Violence in Conflict (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 10 Oct 2016

    My Lords, I declare an interest as visiting professor in practice at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. I thank the committee and in particular its chairman, my noble friend Lady Nicholson of Winterbourne, for their excellent work, their great commitment to this subject and the depth of knowledge they show in what I hope will be a widely read and...
  • Outcome of the EU Referendum - Statement 27 Jun 2016

    My Lords, is it not deeply unfortunate that an inevitable side-effect of this referendum result is that we have lost an outstanding Prime Minister who has given long service to this country and had more to give? Although it was his decision to hold an in/out referendum, we should remind the noble and learned Lord, Lord Wallace, that not long ago, in the general election of 2010, that was the...
  • Women: Discrimination — Question 8 Mar 2016

    My Lords, I support the emphasis the Government are giving to preventing sexual violence in conflict alongside supporting the UN framework. Will my noble friend acknowledge that the rise of Daesh has opened a new and grotesque chapter in systematic violence against women? Will the Government work at the UN and with our allies to communicate more effectively to the world the extent of those...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 November 2015

Previously MP for Richmond (Yorks) until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 23 February 1989 — unknown

Also represented Richmond (Yorks)


Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Lebanon
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Iran: Nuclear Power

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (12 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) (8 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Leader of the Conservative Party (19 Jun 1997 to 13 Sep 2001)
  • Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (19 Jun 1997 to 13 Sep 2001)
  • Secretary of State for Wales (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Minister of State (Department of Social Security) (20 Jul 1994 to 5 Jul 1995)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (27 May 1993 to 20 Jul 1994)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (30 Jan 1990 to 31 Oct 1990)


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  • Has spoken in 35 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Hague of Richmond’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 52.75% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 364 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 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") 2 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Secondary royalty earnings in relation to a biography:
Payments from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, The Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB:
Payment of £140.84. No additional hours worked. (Registered 11 April 2014)
Payment of £256.66. No additional hours worked. (Registered 11 March 2015)
Secondary royalty earnings in relation to books already written (No additional hours worked):
Payments from AudioGO Ltd, St James House, The Square, Lower Bristol Rd, Bath BA2 3BH:
£425 received. (Registered 11 April 2014)
£425 received. (Registered 11 April 2014)
Advance on the renewal of an audio book. Payment from HarperCollins, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8JB:
Payment of £205.00. No additional hours worked. (Registered 11 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
In my capacity as Leader of the Conservative Party from 1997-2001, I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
In my capacity as Leader of the Conservative Party from 1997-2001, I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of Buck’s Club.
Name of donor: The Travellers Club
Address of donor: 106 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EP.
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: honorary membership of the club (value: £1,440 per year for 2014)
Date of first receipt of donation: 12 July 2010
Date of acceptance of donation: 12 July 2010
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 4 August 2010; updated 17 April 2013, updated 28 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential leasehold property in London.
11. Miscellaneous
In my position as an Honorary Bencher at Lincoln’s Inn I have the use of the Inn’s facilities, including the dining room and library.

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