Lord Ballyedmond

Former Conservative Peer

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A selection of Lord Ballyedmond's votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Voted against more EU integration Show votes 0 votes for, 2 votes against, 13 absences, between 2006–2011
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Ballyedmond’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Ballyedmond’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL] 12 May 2006

    My Lords, to speak on this Bill is to undertake the position of being heard as yet another voice with yet another amalgam of personal opinions on this multifaceted issue. I do not seek to preach morals and ethics, nor do I seek to persuade others to adopt my opinion on these issues. Instead I wish to establish facts. There has been some debate among doctors regarding the appropriate stance...
  • Identity Cards Bill 21 Mar 2005

    My Lords, I confess that I feel like a blushing maiden this evening, on the occasion of my first speech to your Lordships' House. Identity cards are not new to society. They have been in use for a very long time in many countries which we consider to be normal, democratic societies. With the evolution of democracy, free society now has the conundrum of how to balance the rights and freedoms...

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Profile

Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 July 2004

Left the House of Lords on 13 March 2014 — Died

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, Norbrook Laboratories Ltd. (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Crossbench until 18 Jun 2007

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