A selection of Lord Trimble's votes
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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
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 9 absences, between 2008–2011
Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 6 votes against, 4 absences, between 2004–2010
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My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord. His description of the difficulties that he saw arising within the European Union and the way in which the European Union has not been governed very intelligently by the people in Brussels was seriously meant and I hope that everyone will reflect on it. But I hope he will forgive me if I go back to the amendment in front of us. It is...
My Lords, this is obviously an important debate, but I hope your Lordships will forgive me if I say that there is a certain degree of unreality about it, not just because so many people are anxious to refight old battles but because the discussion is about a negotiation. However, there is no negotiation at the moment, so to a certain extent this is so much hot air, talking about what might...
My Lords, does the Minister agree that it is a shame that the party opposite is so slow in catching up with its leadership?
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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 25 May 2016)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 3 Dec 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- 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 40 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 57.17% 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") 112 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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