Lord Kirkham

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Lord Kirkham’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Health Improvement and Food Production - Motion to Take Note 7 Jul 2022

    Few subjects arouse stronger passions than the food that we consume. This should be no surprise given the well-attested evidence that we really are what we eat. In my home town of Doncaster—now, happily my home city—more than a decade ago, as some noble Lords may recall, a group of parents attained notoriety by defying Jamie Oliver’s well-intentioned efforts to improve the nutritional...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 17 May 2022

    My Lords, it is a great privilege to participate in this debate on the gracious Speech. As a working-class child growing up in the north of England, I never maximised my grammar school education and have devoted much of the last 35 years to levelling-up efforts on behalf of the younger generation. I have specifically helped the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Outward Bound in their work to...
  • Freedom of Speech - Motion to Take Note 10 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I heartily thank the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury for today’s debate and for reminding us that free speech is fundamental to a just and generous society. Indeed, he said that it is the only means for a just and generous society. Clearly, freedom of speech is precious and should be protected. Freedom of speech is protected by parliamentary privilege within...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Leader's Group on Governance Committee (23 Mar 2015 to 14 Jan 2016)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)

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