As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.
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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 Northover’s votes
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Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
8 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Northover’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Northover’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I, too, congratulate the House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee for its work and the noble Lord, Lord Hollick, for opening this debate so compellingly. It is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, who is seeking to make such a difference in this area as chair of the excellent Peers for the Planet. It is excellent, of course, that the UK put in place the...
My Lords, I too congratulate those who have just made their maiden speeches. Their expertise will be very welcome. The most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury spoke of values; others have made it clear that values and self-interest can and should be aligned. My focus here will be on climate change and the transformative role the financial services sector can and must play in...
To ask His Majesty's Government what (1) commitments, and (2) reassurances, they have made to the government of Gibraltar in the event that there is no negotiated outcome to the issues raised by the UK–EU Treaty in respect of Gibraltar.
More of Baroness Northover’s recent appearances
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 10 May 2000
Positions held at time of appointment: Chair, Women's Liberal Democrats (from Number 10 press release)
Currently held offices
- Member, Environment and Climate Change Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (28 Oct 2016 to 6 Oct 2021)
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development) (1 Jun 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (4 Nov 2014 to 7 May 2015)
- Lords Spokesperson (Women & Equalities) (7 Oct 2013 to 5 Nov 2014)
- Member, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Jun 2012 to 24 Jul 2012)
- Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development) (5 Sep 2011 to 4 Nov 2014)
- Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (11 May 2010 to 4 Mar 2015)
- Spokesperson for International Development (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (9 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (15 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, International Development (22 Feb 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister, International Development (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (8 Dec 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development) (9 Dec 2002 to 6 May 2010)
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) (18 Dec 2000 to 10 Oct 2002)
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