A selection of Lord Sheldon's votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 9 absences, between 2008–2011
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2010
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 1999
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 5 absences, in 2011
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of suicides of children in prisons.
The actual task is down to the mothers. The mothers should really not take the children to prisons; that is the task.
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Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2001
Previously MP for Ashton-under-Lyne until 14 May 2001 — General election
Left the House of Lords on 18 May 2015 — retired
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne, 1964-2001. Minister of State, Civil Service Department, 1974; Minister of State, HM Treasury, 1974-75; Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1975-79; Opposition spokesman on Treasury matters, 1981-83. Chairman, Standards and Privileges Committee, 1997-2001; Liaison Committee, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 15 October 1964 — General election
Also represented Ashton-under-Lyne
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Economic Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2003 to 6 May 2008)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (26 Nov 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (25 Jun 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (9 Jun 1983 to 14 Jul 1997)
- Chair, Public Accounts Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jul 1981 to 1 Jul 1983)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (3 May 1979 to 13 Mar 1981)
- Chair, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (3 May 1979 to 19 Jan 1981)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (17 Jun 1975 to 4 May 1979)
- Minister of State (HM Treasury) (18 Oct 1974 to 17 Jun 1975)
- Minister of State (Civil Service Department) (7 Apr 1974 to 18 Oct 1974)
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Sheldon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 41.78% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 84 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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