Lord Stunell

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Stunell's votes

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  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Conflict in Fragile States - Motion to Take Note 15 Sep 2016

    I start by declaring what is not a formal interest but, until March this year, I was a governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, which is largely funded by the FCO and DfID, and some of my remarks bear on its funding and work. I welcome this debate and the opportunity to participate in it. I thank my noble friend Lord Loomba for it, and go further and thank him sincerely for the...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 25 May 2016

    My Lords, it is an honour to contribute to my first Queen’s Speech debate. I start by saying how much I appreciated and was content with the contribution made by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Newcastle in her maiden speech. I know just how difficult I found my speech to make back in January. Her speech was outstanding and shows what a contribution she will be able to make to...
  • Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) 25 Apr 2016

    My Lords, I support the amendment proposed by my noble friend, which has been supported also by the noble Lord, Lord Krebs, and my Labour colleague. There is absolutely no inconsistency with Conservative policy, or the Conservative Government’s policy, in supporting this amendment. I remind the Minister that although the genesis of this measure lay with the preceding outgoing Labour...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 December 2015

Previously MP for Hazel Grove until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Hazel Grove


Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Trade and Industry
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Justice
  • Health
  • Departmental Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Departmental Motor Vehicles
  • Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order
  • Departmental Energy Use

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee (9 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (1 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, International Development Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (5 May 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (10 Mar 2006 to 5 May 2006)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 24 Apr 2006)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (19 Nov 2001 to 19 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (3 Jul 2001 to 18 Apr 2006)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Jun 2001 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 Jun 1998 to 2 May 2006)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (31 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 80 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Stunell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions since joining Parliament — above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.30% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 25 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 19 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys:
Received payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 6 May 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 3 July 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 15 July 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 2 September 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 16 September 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 October 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 November 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 24 February 2015)
Received payment of £100 from Blue Rubicon, 6th Floor, 6 More London Place, London SE1 20A, for participating in interview commissioned by Virgin Trains. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 December 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: The PCAA Foundation
Address of donor: PO Box 4015, London W1A 6NH
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,000
Destination of visit: Berlin and Paris
Date of visit: 14-16 September 2014
Purpose of visit: delegation of MPs with the APPG Against Anti-Semitism to discuss the rise in anti-semitic incidents across Europe and debate best practice in dealing with these issues.
(Registered 15 September 2014)
Address of donor: Artillery House, 11/19 Artillery Row, London SW1P 1RT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel, accommodation and subsistence for me and a member of staff; £1,720
Destination of visit: Marrakech, Morocco
Date of visit: 27-30 November 2014
Purpose of visit: to support the Africa Liberal Network at their General Assembly, in my role as Westminster Foundation for Democracy Governor.
(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: The PCAA Foundation
Address of donor: PO Box 4015, London W1A 6NH
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation for a member of my staff; £500
Destination of visit: 19-20 November 2014
Date of visit: Amsterdam, Holland
Purpose of visit: for a member of my staff to support the work of the All-Partly Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism on my behalf.
(Registered 10 December 2014)

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