As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.
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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Baroness Williams of Crosby’s votes
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Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
11 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Williams of Crosby’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Williams of Crosby’s full vote analysis page for more.
(Valedictory Speech) My Lords, I thank all those who are contributing to this important debate for taking a couple of seconds off each of their speeches. I apologise and I will endeavour not to take any more than a couple of seconds out of their speeches. I also thank my many friends and colleagues in the House for coming to this Thursday afternoon occasion, which I know is not the easiest to...
I apologise to the noble Lord, but there is a question that is central to this: would he and his party be prepared to take part in an all-party commission, possibly a parliamentary one, in order to get the quickest possible effective answer for the terrible crisis that has been outlined in this debate?
My Lords, this is a very important debate and I wish there were more time for it to be conducted. I thank the noble Lord who initiated it. However, we are living in a fairyland in which we are talking about further improvements in the NHS, most notably a 24/7 service, at a time when the existing structure is under the most desperate threat. As we all know, another £200 million is to be cut...
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Former Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1993
Left the House of Lords on 11 February 2016
Other offices held in the past
- Leader In the House of Lords (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Leader, House of Lords (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Member, House Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (28 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (28 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (21 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords (13 Jun 2001 to 22 Jun 2004)
- Member, European Union Committee (20 Nov 1995 to 19 Nov 1998)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A (20 Nov 1995 to 19 Nov 1998)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E (23 Nov 1993 to 3 Nov 1994)
- Secretary of State for Education and Science (10 Sep 1976 to 4 May 1979)
- Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (8 Apr 1976 to 4 May 1979)
- Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection (5 Mar 1974 to 9 Sep 1976)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection (4 May 1973 to 28 Feb 1974)
- Shadow Secretary of State (4 May 1973 to 28 Feb 1974)
- Shadow Home Secretary (20 Dec 1971 to 1 Dec 1973)
- Shadow Secretary of State (20 Dec 1971 to 1 Dec 1973)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1970 to 1 Mar 1981)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Security (20 Jun 1970 to 19 Oct 1971)
- Shadow Secretary of State (20 Jun 1970 to 19 Oct 1971)
- Minister of State (Home Office) (13 Oct 1969 to 19 Jun 1970)
- Minister of State (Department of Education and Science) (7 Jan 1967 to 13 Oct 1969)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Labour) (6 Apr 1966 to 7 Jan 1967)
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