Lord Soley

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Soley's votes

See full list of topics voted on

  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note 1 Dec 2016

    My noble friend Lord Liddle, in his very powerful speech, made the all-important point that our aim now must be to have a very good and close relationship with the European Union, albeit a different one. I start from that point. There is no point, in my view, in trying to negotiate the situation here or decide whether we go back in or stay out. We have simply got to create a relationship...
  • Brexit: Impact on Universities and Scientific Research - Motion to Take Note 3 Nov 2016

    I think we all look forward to that letter, which I hope is a very full one. I thank profoundly just about every Member of this House for the thoughtful, insightful comments that have been made across the field. There is no doubt in my mind that scientific research and development are critical and they are one reason why this country has had such a leading role going back to the Industrial...
  • Brexit: Impact on Universities and Scientific Research - Motion to Take Note 3 Nov 2016

    My Lords, in moving this Motion let me say that I fully respect the decision of the court today and the Government’s position. I know that it is not a matter for debate today but some of the things that I will say will indicate that Parliament can have a helpful role in the difficult negotiations and discussions to follow. Whether the Government decide to appeal is a matter for them. I...

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 July 2005

Previously MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Hammersmith North, 1979-1983, Hammersmith, 1983-1997 and Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, 1997-2005. Opposition front bench spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1981-1984, on home affairs, 1984-1987, on housing, 1987-1992. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush; Hammersmith; Hammersmith North

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Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (11 Jul 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (2 Feb 2009 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 7 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (8 Feb 2005 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1998 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 Jun 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (10 May 1997 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (9 Jun 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Apr 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 26 Apr 1995)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 231 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Soley’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 35 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.68% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 49 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 321 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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