Lord Alderdice

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day) 13 Mar 2019

    My Lords, I want to address something in this amendment that is important, but which has not been picked up so far. In saying so, I support the amendment, which proposes to support the Good Friday agreement. People tend to think of that in terms of the structures within Northern Ireland and between north and south. However, a key part of the agreement was the arrangement of the British-Irish...
  • Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading 12 Mar 2019

    I am very grateful to the Minister, but it feels as if he is giving a veto to one party. When Lord Prior was Secretary of State, an Assembly was able to meet for some years without any nationalist representation at all. We are not talking about that in this situation. I understand what he is saying very well. The Government would be very ill advised to hand out a veto in that kind of way.
  • Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading 12 Mar 2019

    My Lords, like other noble Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for his presentation of these Bills. He commands considerable respect and affection in this House because he is assiduous in his work, he is committed to the business and he is a man of integrity. He clearly demonstrates that by what he says. At the start of the debate, he admitted that the commitment that he had made last year...

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jun 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — well 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 36.72% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 256 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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