Baroness Tonge

Former MP

Independent Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] - Report 24 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I did not intend to speak to the amendment, but I have to stand up as a fellow medical practitioner—if a very humble one—to say that whenever the noble Lord, Lord Winston, speaks on his subject in this Chamber, he makes me feel young again. I am again a medical student listening to one of the best profs give a superb tutorial, and I thank him for that, because it was...
  • US Overseas Aid: Global Gag Rule - Question 21 Feb 2017

    My Lords, will the Minister assure us that women who have become pregnant as a result of rape in conflict situations will still have access to safe abortion?
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Palestinians 21 Feb 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of toxic waste, effluent and pollution released from Israeli industry and settlements in the West Bank onto Palestinian land and into the water supply.

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Independent Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2005

Previously MP for Richmond Park until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Richmond Park, 1997-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman on international development, 1999-2003, for children, 2003-2004. (from Number 10 press release)

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

Party was Liberal Democrat until 29 Feb 2012

Also represented Richmond Park


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
  • Spokesperson for Health (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (8 Oct 2007 to 6 May 2008)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Health (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 1 Nov 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 96 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Tonge’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1124 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 16.89% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 28 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") 170 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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