Lord Hardie

Judge Peer

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A selection of Lord Hardie's votes

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  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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

Recent appearances

  • Energy Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments 12 Apr 2016

    My Lords, on Report I drew attention to the unfair effect upon a development on Skye. The original provisions about the date upon which the guillotine would fall on new onshore wind farms discriminated against a development at Glen Ullinish in Skye which had planning permission, control of the land, the support of the local community and an agreement to link to the grid; the developers were...
  • Energy Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) 21 Oct 2015

    My Lords, I also want to draw attention to the fact that this legislation is unfair. Contrary to the statement of the Minister in the other place referred to by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Wallace of Tankerness, I would point out that the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, mentioned an example on the Isle of Skye. Perhaps I may give the House some more detail about it. There is a development on...

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Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 25 Feb 2014)
  • Lord Advocate, Law Officers' Department (6 May 1997 to 1 Jan 2000)

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