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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 Lord Hoyle’s votes
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Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
8 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Hoyle’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Hoyle’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Gibraltar is protected (1) politically, and (2) economically, so that it does not experience any negative consequences as a result of the UK leaving the European Union.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their position that Gibraltar will remain British for as long as the residents of Gibraltar wish it to be.
To ask Her Majesty's Government how often staff working at (1) Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, and (2) Preston Hospital, are tested for COVID-19.
More of Lord Hoyle’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (2 Dec 2003 to 7 May 2005)
- Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (15 May 1997 to 9 Apr 1999)
- Government Whip (7 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (23 Oct 1996 to 24 Oct 1996)
- Party Chair, Labour Party (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
- Member, Privileges Committee (18 Nov 1993 to 17 Oct 1996)
- Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (20 Apr 1992 to 1 May 1997)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (6 Feb 1984 to 26 Oct 1992)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1983 to 1 Jul 1985)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1978 to 1 Jul 1982)
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