The Marquess of Salisbury

Conservative Peer

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A selection of the Marquess of Salisbury's votes

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  • 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
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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

Recent appearances

  • BBC and Public Service Broadcasting - Motion to Take Note 5 Mar 2020

    My Lords, the timing of this debate could hardly be better. I also want to thank the noble Lord, Lord Young, for his introduction. The Media and Telecoms 2020 & Beyond conference and the Culture Secretary’s contribution to it inevitably inform a lot of what is to be said. I also wondered whether I need to declare an interest, having been the vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields for 16 years,...
  • Historic Sexual Offences: Investigations - Question 4 Mar 2020

    My Lords, can the Minister explain how we will learn from the sorts of examples that we have had—for instance, the case of Sir Edward Heath in Salisbury—unless there is an independent review? In the past, we have been told that the Home Office cannot do that and that it is the responsibility of the police and crime commissioner. The police and crime commissioner for Wiltshire says that...
  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 3 3 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I rise in support of Amendments 3 and 21 and to provide a brace of bishops. I want to observe the seriousness and the quality of this debate as we as a House navigate the support of marriage as an institution and of couples in keeping their vows while recognising that marriages break down and trying to provide adequately for those circumstances. If the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler,...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 April 1992

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader of the Opposition, House of Lords (1 May 1997 to 2 Dec 1998)
  • Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords (20 Jul 1994 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (19 Oct 1992 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (22 Apr 1992 to 20 Jul 1994)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 28 Jan 1987)

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