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.

There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

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.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

A selection of Baroness Ludford’s votes

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

Recent appearances

  • European Convention on Human Rights - Question 18 Jul 2022

    The Minister is quite right that we need to be clear but unfortunately, only two of the five remaining candidates for the Tory leadership have been clear that they would not leave the convention. Liz Truss, who is still in the Government, has said that she would be prepared to leave the ECHR. Rishi Sunak and Kemi Badenoch have failed to clarify their positions. Can the Minister be confident...
  • Human Rights Act 1998 - Motion to Take Note 14 Jul 2022

    In further testing the patience of the Minister, and no doubt the House, does he really think that the constant repetition over decades of certain politicians and sections of the press that it was only undesirable people who were getting the benefit of human rights law—criminals and whoever—has had no effect whatever? That and the lack of civic education in schools about the benefits of...
  • Human Rights Act 1998 - Motion to Take Note 14 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I also thank the noble Baroness, Lady Whitaker, for this important debate. I am delighted to see the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, in his place after the jollifications of last night when he so generously invited us all to his party. He has obviously got great stamina. I am most grateful to the organisations that have sent us material: the British Institute of...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)

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