Baroness Valentine

Crossbench 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 Baroness Valentine's votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • 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
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Voted for more EU integration Show votes 1 vote for, 0 votes against, 14 absences, between 2008–2011

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Exercise: Coronavirus 4 May 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that families and co-habitees can exercise outside together unhindered; and in particular, what discussions, if any, they have had with the Lawn Tennis Association about opening tennis courts for such purposes.
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Supermarkets: Coronavirus 9 Apr 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice has been given to food retailers operating supermarkets in the UK about those who wish to make bulk purchases for local foodbanks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 18 Mar 2020

    In these testing times, I thought it was important to speak up today for those towns at the end of the line, which rarely reach the consciousness of our Westminster world. These towns, which have some of the worst deprivation in the UK, will suffer greatly from the current crisis. I urge the Government to do everything they can to support them through the crisis—I am taken by the people’s...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 25 October 2005

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (17 May 2018 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market, Energy and Transport (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)

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