Lord Trimble

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Reconciliation: Role of British Foreign, Defence and International Development Policy - Motion to Take Note 14 Dec 2018

    My Lords, with a little bit of trepidation and surprise, it is my pleasure to speak after the most reverend Primate. I assure noble Lords that I will keep to a fairly short compass in the matters I am going to refer to. Three or four words that the most reverend Primate used remain with me: “local”, “inclusive” and “bottom up” are important elements in developing reconciliation....
  • Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) 6 Dec 2018

    My Lords, I feel sorry to have to say to the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, that I think she is pointing in the wrong direction. If as a result of political activity we fail to deliver the results of the referendum, we are going to find a considerable reaction from people when they discover they have been swindled of the results that they wanted. I think that is the road down which the party...

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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

Expenses

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jul 2017)

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 64 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 57.79% 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") 124 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee for address to Yorkshire Forward on 27 October 2004. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 10 March 2005)
6. Overseas visits
1-2 October 2004 to Warsaw, Poland and 18-19 November 2004, to Washington, USA, to attend conferences entitled "Europe A Beautiful Idea?", organised on behalf of the Dutch Presidency of the European Council by Nexus, who provided travel and accommodation. (Registered 10 March 2005)

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