A selection of Lord Soley's votes
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Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 1999–2003
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2010
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, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2011
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There is a section in the Statement that implies that the two Houses will have more influence than they had before. Many of us think that is long overdue; had Parliament been involved earlier, it might have got us to a better place than we are in now. The Prime Minister talks in the Statement about being more in contact with the House of Commons in particular, but presumably also with this...
My Lords, I voted remain in the referendum. I was not surprised by the result. I also took the view that referendums are a bad idea at the best of times. Referendums on complex issues are an even worse idea, and it is even worse when you have a referendum and you have not worked out what you will do if you get an answer that you did not expect and did not want. That has been the tragedy of...
My Lords, in view of the rather chaotic state of the Government, this might seem a slightly premature question, but the Statement refers to various attempts to make deals with other countries on trade. There are some interesting references to how that might be done. Given that we are going to be a rule taker from the EU for quite some time—some of those rules are very good: data protection...
More of Lord Soley’s recent appearances
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
Currently held offices
- Member, European Union Committee (since 19 Jul 2018)
- 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 182 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Soley’s speeches
- Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — 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 76.22% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 349 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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