Baroness Ludford

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

Liberal Democrat Peer

Baroness Ludford has informed us that due to being an MEP between 2009 and 2014, she was statutorily barred due to the EU law ban on ‘dual mandate’, reflected in the UK’s European Parliament (Disqualification)(UK & Gibraltar) Order 2009, from sitting or voting in the Lords during this time. This will have had an effect on the numerology section below.

A selection of Baroness Ludford's votes

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  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes 7 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2008–2011
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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Recent appearances

  • Immigration Procedures - Question for Short Debate 14 Feb 2019

    My Lords, there is very little trust in our immigration system. On the one hand, the Home Office is a byword for inefficiency, maladministration and heartlessness, with its “go home” vans, the Windrush scandal and the hostile environment; on the other hand, many people mistrust immigration because they are not sure that people are here legally. Since the Border Force was slashed under the...
  • EU Settlement Scheme - Question 14 Feb 2019

    My Lords, in the pilot scheme 30% were granted only pre-settled status, which lasts for just five years. One problem seems to be that the automatic checks by HMRC and the DWP are not validating a lot of people who have been here for longer than five years, particularly the self-employed. The danger is that people will find giving supplementary evidence such a hassle that they will settle for...
  • EU Withdrawal - Motion to Take Note 13 Feb 2019

    My Lords, the UK is now fewer than 50 days away from the due date set by Brexiters for leaving the EU, but the Government are yet to bring forward a deal that commands a majority; nor have they proposed amendments to the withdrawal agreement that the EU can agree to. Yesterday’s Brexit Statement showed that nothing has changed. It just took us even closer to the scheduled exit day with no...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union) (since 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)


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