A selection of Lord Trimble’s votes
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Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 9 absences, between 2008–2011.
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 6 votes against, 4 absences, between 2004–2010.
Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 1999–2003.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Absences for this policy may be affected COVID-19 restrictions.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
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My Lords, I want to exploit my position here at the moment, standing right behind the Minister. He opened the debate by referring to some of the major achievements that have been made, in particular that the European Court of Justice no longer applies in Great Britain, and other related matters. I am sure the noble Lord will realise that I could, and perhaps should, exploit my position here...
My Lords, I have listened with great interest to the debate so far. I am sorry to hear so many occasions where people are criticising the Government for what they have done and in particular suggesting that in some way they were dragging out the proceedings, for whatever benefit. This is a most unfair approach. One could predict at the beginning of the negotiations that there would always be...
My Lords, I should point out at the outset that there is no significance whatsoever in the positioning of my name on the Order Paper. Although it is set up that way, I have nothing to do with the wind-up of this debate. I have a sad story to tell. Before the debate started, I was looking for somewhere to sit, which is difficult in this building at the moment. At that point, some of the...
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Former Conservative Peer, Former UUP MLA for Upper Bann
Entered the House of Lords on 6 June 2006
Previously MP for Upper Bann until 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)
Left the House of Lords on 25 July 2022
Positions held at time of appointment: Former Member of Parliament for Upper Bann; former Leader, Ulster Unionist Party. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 17 May 1990 — unknown
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 30 January 2007 — Dissolved for election
Party was UUP until 30 Jan 2007; Crossbench until 16 Apr 2007
Also represented Upper Bann
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) ( 6 Nov 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2017 to 28 Jan 2021)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (25 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) ( 3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
- Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) ( 6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Member, European Union Committee ( 9 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade ( 8 Oct 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
- First Minister of Northern Ireland (25 Jun 1998 to 14 Oct 2002)
- Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party ( 8 Sep 1995 to 7 May 2005)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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