Lord Alderdice

Former MLA

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Alderdice's votes

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  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 6 Jul 2016

    My Lords, as a lifetime committed pro-European, I have spoken increasingly over the past five or six years on my concerns about how things were developing in Europe and in our relationship with Europe. First, it seemed to me that the fundamental purpose of the European project was being forgotten. The purpose was not economic prosperity. It was not to provide a seat at the top table of world...
  • Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill - Committee 21 Apr 2016

    My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who took part in this debate and expressed their strong support for the amendment in my name. I am also grateful for the kind words many of them have said about my own efforts. I hope that the existence of such robust support for Amendment 1 will affect the continuing thinking of Her Majesty’s Government and of the Minister here. I was at least...
  • Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill - Committee 21 Apr 2016

    My Lords, the Bill emerges from the fresh start agreement of late 2015, in which the main parties in Northern Ireland, most particularly the two senior and largest governing parties, the DUP and Sinn Fein, reached an agreement on a series of matters that had been in contention. Some of them are matters of governance involving the budget and welfare payments, but others involve questions of...

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Liberal Democrat Peer, Former Speaker, and MLA for Belfast East

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 28 April 2003 — General election

Party was Alliance until 30 Jun 1998; Initial Presiding Officer until 30 Nov 1999; Speaker until 28 Apr 2003

Also represented Belfast East

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson for Northern Ireland (since 1 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 25 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (22 Jun 2010 to 13 Oct 2011)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (15 Jun 2010 to 25 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (15 Jun 2010 to 25 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2002 to 7 Apr 2005)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Alderdice’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 36.06% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 20 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 16 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Alderdice’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 228 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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