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.

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

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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.

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A selection of Baroness Ludford's votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes 7 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2008–2011
  • 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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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

  • Canada-UK Trade Deal - Question 17 Nov 2020

    My Lords, about an hour and a half ago, the International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, tweeted that later today, at a conference of the trade body, TheCityUK, she would “set out how the UK can become a global hub for services and tech trade … Services sits at the heart of my vision for values-driven and value-generating trade policy.” We have heard hardly a squeak from the Brexit talks...
  • Reciprocal and Cross-Border Healthcare (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 16 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for his introduction. The removal of free movement rights in the recent Immigration Act is a matter of great regret to millions of British people, who knew their value. It will also become a matter of regret to many more Brits once they realise that their dreams of working in Germany or retiring to Spain without hassle or paperwork have been torn from them. The...
  • Citizens’ Rights (Application Deadline and Temporary Protection) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 22 Oct 2020

    My Lords, we are facing a perverse and peculiar situation. The Government have generously extended the scope of the settlement scheme beyond those exercising EU treaty free movement rights to those simply continuously resident here. Thus, echoing remarks he made in the other place on 16 June that the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, cited, the Immigration Minister, Kevin Foster, said in a letter...

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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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