Lord Kirkham


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Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 25 May 2016

    My Lords, I speak to you today as a northerner, a businessman, the adopted child of parents from the humblest of backgrounds and a keen proponent of helping disadvantaged young people make the most—the very best—of their life chances, particularly through two organisations with which I am fortunate to be associated: the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Outward Bound Trust....
  • Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) 3 Jun 2015

    My Lords, little is more important to the future of this country than the education of our young people. It is entirely right that the Government should take action to improve “failing and coasting schools”. However, in their commitment to, “give every child the best start in life”, I urge that we do not focus simply on academic excellence, on constantly improving exam...
  • United Kingdom and China — Motion to Take Note 7 Nov 2013

    My Lords, most of us as consumers or indeed as retailers—a job which I have been doing for over 45 years—have benefited massively from the awesome Chinese economic miracle. The world economy is underpinned by low-cost, high-quality, great-value goods made in China, from kids’ toys to sex toys, from machine tools to motor cars, including 90% of the world’s personal...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, Leader's Group on Governance Committee (since 23 Mar 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)


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  • Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Kirkham’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 29.63% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 5 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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