A selection of Lord Trimble's votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 6 votes against, 4 absences, between 2004–2010
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
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
Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords
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My Lords, turning back to look at the Bill, one should remember what its purpose is. It was to put provisions in place to enable an Executive to be formed. Under existing legislation, there is a period of time in which that has to happen. It is then a question of prolonging that time. Essentially, the Bill was providing more time for this. There was no surprise about that. This is the fourth...
My Lords, looking at Amendment 10, the key thing I see is, “offering a consultation with the people of Northern Ireland if no Executive has been established”, by the date mentioned. It is really indefensible that we sit here acquiescing in the continued non-existence of the Northern Ireland Assembly. I understand why my noble friend has put this amendment forward. I am slightly...
My apologies for interrupting the Minister, but following on from what has just been said about salaries for people who are not doing what they should be doing, could that principle not be extended to the other end of the building? It would have a significant effect if it were, because for a certain party that does not send its Members to carry out their tasks in this building, that money is...
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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
Currently held offices
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jul 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
- 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 88 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 56.80% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 130 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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