A selection of Lord Mawhinney's votes
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Almost always voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 1999–2003
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 10 absences, between 2008–2011
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 9 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2010
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 October (HL Deb, col 1787), how much resource has been taken out of acute hospitals since the inception of the five-year forward view on mental health; and of this how much has been transferred to (1) mental health care, (2) community care, and (3) primary care.
My Lords, my noble friend said that we have no requirement for a ship. That may technically be correct, but it sends a somewhat negative message. Like my noble friend Lord Forsyth, I had the privilege of entertaining on the royal yacht European businessmen who were attracted to the prospect of doing business with this country as a consequence of being there. That this country is “open...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amalgamate primary care centres into larger units covering approximately 30,000 patients.
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Entered the House of Lords on 6 July 2005
Previously MP for North West Cambridgeshire until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Peterborough, 1979-1997, Cambridgeshire North, 1997-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1986-1990; Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, 1990-1992; Minister of State, Department of Health, 1992-1994; Secretary of State for Transport, 1994-1995; Minister without Portfolio and Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1995-1997; Opposition front bench spokesman on home affairs, 1997-1998. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Also represented North West Cambridgeshire; Peterborough
Currently held offices
- Member, NHS Sustainability Committee (since 25 May 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Public Service and Demographic Change Committee (29 May 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
- Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
- Chair, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (8 Apr 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)
- Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (31 Mar 2011 to 8 Apr 2011)
- Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
- Minister without Portfolio (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Party Chair, Conservative Party (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- The Secretary of State for Transport (20 Jul 1994 to 5 Jul 1995)
- Minister of State (Department of Health) (14 Apr 1992 to 19 Jul 1994)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (10 Sep 1986 to 28 Nov 1990)
- Member, Environment Committee (3 May 1979 to 11 Jun 1982)
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- Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Mawhinney’s speeches
- Has received answers to 119 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 30.63% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 83 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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