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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.
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We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Kirkham’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Kirkham’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I grew up in a world where the only wearers of face masks were bank robbers, sexual deviants and the Lone Ranger, in a mining community where the underground workforce would have benefitted from wearing face masks, but did not, and paid the price. It seems now that, in many situations, masks will be mandatory, yet not long ago, we were informed by Public Health England that face...
My Lords, at a time of nationwide stress, sorrow and bereavement, it may seem crass to point out the upsides of Covid-19. But they are real enough; not least in the cleaner air and cleaner waters we have seen pictured across the world, from Venice to Beijing by way of the Himalayas. People are, of course, wasting less, walking and cycling more, supporting local shops and, above all, caring...
I speak today from my vantage point as chairman of the trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, deputy patron of Outward Bound, and also from my personal experience of social mobility, as the adopted son of a south Yorkshire coal miner, raised in what I might describe as loving poverty. It is an indisputable fact that the lack of opportunity for those born into what we regrettably still...
Entered the House of Lords in 1999
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