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A selection of Lord Mandelson’s votes
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Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 1999–2003.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2011.
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
9 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2010.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2011.
Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Mandelson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Mandelson’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, it must be right in principle that every family bereaved in the conflict should have access to an effective investigation and meaningful process of justice, regardless of the perpetrator. This, rightly, has guided every Government since the Good Friday agreement. However, in practice, we must be honest with ourselves that effective, conclusive investigations in the numbers demanded...
My Lords, the Government are in real danger of blundering around in Northern Ireland on these sensitive trade issues. The unionists feel, understandably, that putting a trade border down the Irish Sea is a betrayal of their community. To mitigate this, will the Government seek a Swiss-style veterinary agreement with the European Union, which would eliminate many—not all, but many—of the...
I declare my interest as chair of the Design Museum in its new premises in the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington. Perhaps I may acknowledge the emergency short-term help that has been offered by the Government to national portfolio organisations, but this amounts to £90 million spread over 800 cultural organisations, and therefore inevitably it is being spread very thinly....
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Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2008
Previously MP for Hartlepool until 8 September 2004 — Resigned
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Hartlepool
Other offices held in the past
- President of the Council, Privy Council Office (23 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
- Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (13 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Lord President of the Council, Privy Council Office (18 Jun 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
- Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
- President of the Council, Privy Council Office (10 Jun 2009 to 18 Jun 2009)
- The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Lord President of the Council (Privy Council Office) (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (13 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- European Commissioner (22 Nov 2004 to 3 Oct 2008)
- Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (11 Oct 1999 to 24 Jan 2001)
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (11 Oct 1999 to 24 Jan 2001)
- Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (27 Jul 1998 to 23 Dec 1998)
- Secretary of State for Trade (27 Jul 1998 to 22 Dec 1998)
- Minister without Portfolio (5 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Minister without Portfolio (5 May 1997 to 26 Jul 1998)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Sep 2004.
1. Remunerated directorships
Clemmow Hornby Inge; advertising agency.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Monthly column for GQ Magazine
, occasionally related to parliamentary affairs. (£10,001-£15,000)
Adviser to AM
Conseil; an industrial consultancy on strategic development, including internal and external communication and change management issues. Does not include parliamentary or public affairs services.
Fees for speeches: Weber Shandwick
Business Breakfast 9 September 2003 (Registered 24 November 2003)
, the NW
Business Convention 26 September 2003 (Registered 24 November 2003),
the St Helen
's Chamber of Commerce 7 November 2003 (Registered 24 November 2003)
, Charterhouse Development Capital at a dinner 24 May 2004 (Registered 20 July 2004)
, clients of Portland PR
at a dinner 15 June 2004 (Registered 20 July 2004)
, clients of Weber Shandwick at a breakfast and dinner respectively on 14 June and 14 July 2004. (Registered 20 July 2004)
16 September 2003, to France to speak at KPMG EMA
Partners Conference. Travel, accommodation and fee paid by organisers. (Registered 24 November 2003)
20 April 2004, fee for speaking in Guernsey at a public event organised by the Institute of Financial Services
and Lloyds TSB
. (Registered 11 May 2004)
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
6. Overseas visits
9-10 January 2004, to Berlin to speak at the International Bertelsmann Forum. Travel and accommodation paid by organisers. (Registered 13 January 2004)
16 March 2004, to Amsterdam to deliver the Joop Den Uyl Lecture. Travel and accommodation paid for by the Dutch Labour Party
. (Registered 11 May 2004)
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