A selection of Lord Trimble's votes
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Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
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
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
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, the Prime Minister has been very generous to the Democratic Unionist Party to the point where she is open to criticism. I suggest that the DUP shows its appreciation and reduces the Prime Minister’s exposure by doing everything it possibly can to restore the Assembly. It should sort out all the issues that Adams is using as an excuse. If he still prevaricates, which I suspect...
My Lords, as has in effect been said, this Bill is necessary. Consequently, it will be supported and will proceed in this House. It also comes at the last minute. I understand why the Government have waited until the last minute before bringing forward these proposals, because they will want to proceed with the talks that have been going on as though that is the key thing where they want...
My Lords, I welcome the announcement by the Minister that he will be bringing forward legislation after Easter. I suggest that that legislation should be fairly comprehensive in providing for a number of scenarios. It might also be a good idea to do something unusual or a little different—the suggestion mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Alderdice, is worth considering. The Minister...
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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)
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, 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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- Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Trimble’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 57.30% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 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") 113 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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