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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 Viscount Bridgeman’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.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Viscount Bridgeman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Viscount Bridgeman’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, this debate has been a reminder, if ever one were needed, of the vast amount of work still to be done between the UK and the EU. It is essential that those further talks and negotiations start off on the right foot, and that, from the outset, both parties aim for the establishment of a genuine partnership between two sovereign bodies so that, for example, on the international stage...
The Government previously assured the House that there is no need for a change in the law because all citizens can access their rights according to law. Yet the chasm between the de jure situation and the de facto reality is an abyss into which countless women are falling and suffering as a result. Is the Minister able to assure the House that repeated commitments to “continue the...
My Lords, I want to make one particular observation on the present turn of events. What motivates the willingness that many Hong Kong citizens have shown to expose themselves to extraordinary personal danger in recent demonstrations? Prior to 1997, light-touch Administrations gave successive generations of Hong Kong citizens a sense of freedom under the law. The last of these was under the...
More of Viscount Bridgeman’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1982
Currently held offices
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jul 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (17 Oct 2011 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 7 Sep 2011)
- - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Northern Ireland (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Northern Ireland (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, (Assisted By Shadow Law Officers) (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, Northern Ireland (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (20 May 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, Home Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (6 Jul 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Home, Constitutional & Legal Affairs (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
- Shadow Minister, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
- Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (11 Jun 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (23 Nov 1993 to 8 Apr 1997)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (1 Jun 1990 to 5 Nov 1993)
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