Lord Alderdice

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland: Devolution - Statement 14 Feb 2019

    My Lords, in the past we found that when we dealt with the big political questions it was very difficult to get anywhere, but if we got down to some practical issues it was often possible to get engagement. I suggest that the Minister puts it to the Secretary of State that addressing agriculture and the agri-food business on a cross-border basis, and energy requirements, particularly...
  • EU Withdrawal - Motion to Take Note 13 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I listened with some interest and considerable agreement to the noble Lord, Lord Wilson of Dinton. I cannot, however, go along with his final enthusiastic flourish: that we must continue to argue for what we believe in. I say that not because I do not argue for what I believe in, but because both sides of this argument have been arguing for what they believe in for the past few...
  • EU Withdrawal - Motion to Take Note 13 Feb 2019

    My Lords, as far as I am aware, they are both still in those places. They may be negotiating to go out of them, but they are still currently in them. If Brussels does not want any help, it may find itself creating problems rather than finding solutions. That is not in anybody’s interest. In terms of the Good Friday agreement—I was part of the negotiation—neither the British Government...

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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 44 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 36.50% 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") 253 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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