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A selection of Lord Haselhurst’s votes
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Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 12 absences, between 2003–2016.
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2014.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016.
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
19 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2015.
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2004–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Haselhurst’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Haselhurst’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, does my noble friend agree that a bid at this stage to improve access to our ports would be timely and should almost speak for itself in obtaining favour?
My Lords, levelling up has become a much-used expression these days. It has somehow morphed into a feeling on people’s part that it refers exclusively to up north. There has been sufficient recognition in this debate that that is not so: the case is accepted for there being levelling up in various parts of our country. In my time in the east of England I have seen things that have not been...
My Lords, does my noble friend agree that, in improving railway services at present, it would be best to concentrate on the provision of more track capacity, especially as it might improve connectivity to our seaports and airports in ways that will improve the movement of passengers and freight and go some way towards undoing the damage done by the Beeching proposals some 60 years ago?
More of Lord Haselhurst’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2018
Previously MP for Saffron Walden until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Party was Deputy Speaker until 11 Apr 2005; Conservative until 16 May 2005; Deputy Speaker until 12 Apr 2010
Also represented Saffron Walden; Middleton and Prestwich
Topics of interest
Lord Haselhurst campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Transport
- Leader of the House
- Overseas Students: Scholarships
- Stansted Airport
- London Airports: Night Flying
- London Airports: Passengers
Currently held offices
- Member, Services Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
- Member, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (since 30 Oct 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Built Environment Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2023)
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (1 Jul 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
- Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (16 Oct 2018 to 2 Jul 2019)
- Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, Administration Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, Administration Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 27 Jul 2010)
- Deputy Speaker (25 May 2010 to 8 Jun 2010)
- Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means (25 May 2010 to 8 Jun 2010)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (25 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means (1 May 1997 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, European Legislation Sub-Committee on Roads Safety Competence (18 Nov 1993 to 8 Nov 1995)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (29 Jun 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Transport Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, European Legislation Committee (28 May 1982 to 21 Mar 1997)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: LPA
Address of donor: Light & Power House, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3AQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket and hospitality for Test Match
at the Oval on 13 August 2016; estimated value £300-£400
Date received: 13 August 2016
Date accepted: 13 August 2016
Donor status: company, registration no 686429
(Registered 17 August 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My daughter Emma Haselhurst (Mrs. G. Collins) is a Director of Blue Rubicon Ltd. (Registered 03 June 2015)
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