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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Baroness Burt of Solihull’s votes
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Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
12 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2011–2014.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
8 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2013.
Generally voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2013–2014.
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Burt of Solihull’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Burt of Solihull’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who have spoken in this thoughtful debate today. It is clear that everyone who spoke expressed their genuine and heartfelt beliefs. It is a huge tribute to this House that we can have this kind of debate in a well-mannered and mature way. I thank the Minister for her remarks and welcome her to her post, and I also thank my noble friend Lady Hamwee...
My Lords, I am honoured to be in a position to introduce this Bill to your Lordships’ House. I am indebted to all noble Lords who have taken the time to attend and speak today, and to Humanists UK for its help in drafting and briefing. When I was 13—over half a century ago; time flies—it was mainly Catholic children who were excluded from religious worship at my secondary school. They...
More of Baroness Burt of Solihull’s recent appearances
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 10 November 2015
Previously MP for Solihull until 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Also represented Solihull
Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Communities and Local Government
- Departments: Equal Opportunities
- UK Trade and Investment
- Departmental Procurement
- Departmental Contracts
- Shareholder Executive
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (6 Mar 2019 to 14 Jun 2019)
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Equalities) (28 Oct 2016 to 12 Oct 2017)
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 Nov 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (4 Nov 2014 to 8 May 2015)
- Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party (25 Oct 2007 to 1 Nov 2012)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (3 Aug 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (3 Aug 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (2 May 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 24 Apr 2006)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
- Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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