Baroness Tonge

Former MP

Independent Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Palestine: Non-Jewish Population - Question 26 Jun 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to ensure the protection of the interests of the non-Jewish population in Palestine as set out in the Balfour Declaration in 1917.
  • Palestine: Non-Jewish Population - Question 26 Jun 2017

    I thank the Minister for what I have to say was the usual sort of Answer. Is she aware that 100 years after the Balfour Declaration and 50 years after the illegal occupation of Palestine by Israel, the Palestinians living in Israel do not have the same rights and services as Jewish citizens? Is she also aware that in the West Bank Palestinians are subjected, and have been for 50 years, to...

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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)

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  • Has spoken in 104 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Tonge’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 900 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 20.04% 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") 173 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

6. Overseas visits
18-25 April to Sudan, with my husband. Flight costs paid by Afrimed (registered charity). Accommodation provided in private house of Mr. Omar Gasim. (Registered 5 May 2004)
8. Land and Property
Cottage in Pembrokeshire.
House in France.

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