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A selection of Lord Soley's votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
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
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Does the Minister accept that my noble friend has a very good point about the need to examine this in detail? There is a case for looking at federalism and confederalism, but the problem within England is the size of the south-east: 20 million people live in that corner—one-third of the total UK population—of whom, incidentally, about 400,000 to 500,000 are Scots, who might want to vote...
The Minister should be aware of the reports by the Brexit committees that I and other Members of the House have been on concerning the importance of the security issue, particularly after we leave the EU at the end of this year. It is profoundly important and has been discussed time and again. What we need to hear now from the Minister is not just the important answer to my colleague’s...
My Lords, it has been my view for many years that the union of the United Kingdom has been probably the most successful political and economic union the world has ever seen. It is quite remarkably stable and, at its best, it has been a remarkable defence for the ideas of democracy and the rule of law. We must do all we can to protect and enhance it. It is increasingly under threat because of...
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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, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, European Union Committee (19 Jul 2018 to 15 Jul 2019)
- 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 105 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Soley’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — 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 75.06% 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") 363 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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