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A selection of Lord Pendry’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.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
10 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 1999.
Voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 1997–2010.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Pendry’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Pendry’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what the consequences will be for frontline NHS staff who refuse to get vaccinated by 1 April 2022.
My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Stevens, on his maiden speech. We all look forward to hearing more wise words from him, I am sure. We all have waited patiently for the White Paper that was promised by the Prime Minister two and a half years ago, when he said that his Government would fix social care problems “once and for all”. We have now had the White Paper and a Bill,...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of specialist homeless health services across the NHS; and what plans they have to commission more of these services.
More of Lord Pendry’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 11 July 2001
Previously MP for Stalybridge and Hyde until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde, 1970-2001. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, 1978-79; Opposition spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1979-82; on regional affairs and devolution, 1982-92; on national heritage, 1992-97. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Also represented Stalybridge and Hyde
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (12 Jun 2018 to 6 Sep 2018)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)
- Member, Environment Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 26 Oct 1992)
- Member, Members' Interests Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (11 Nov 1978 to 4 May 1979)
- Member, Expenditure Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)
- Member, Expenditure: Trade & Industry Sub-Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 24 Nov 1978)
- Government Whip (8 Mar 1974 to 18 Jan 1977)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
1. Remunerated directorships
Chairman, The Football Stadia Improvement Fund Limited. (£20,001-£25,000)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Adviser to the National Federation of Demolition Contractors Ltd. (£5,001-£10,000)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Many media, sporting, tourism and other cultural invitations as Chairman of All Party Tourism Group and of All Party Sports Group.
Complimentary membership of the Congress Dining Club, Westminster. (Registered 21 June 1999)
9-11 February 2000, I attended the annual conference of the British Incoming Tour Operators Association (BITOA) in Belfast. My expenses were met by BITOA. (Registered 14 February 2000)
15-17 February 2001, in my capacity as Chairman of the All-Party Tourism Group I attended the British Incoming Tour Operators Association annual convention in Bristol. BITOA met my travel and accommodation expenses. (Registered 27 February 2001)
6. Overseas visits
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