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A selection of Viscount Bridgeman’s votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
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.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2011.
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, I trust that your Lordships will forgive me for wandering slightly off piste in the context of this debate, because I wish to speak about the problem of marriages under sharia law in this country and, in particular, the fate of Muslim women seeking a religious divorce or being subject to a divorce by their husbands. At the outset, I pay tribute to the work of the noble Baroness,...
My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Stevens. His matchless experience of healthcare has been communicated to us with a pleasantly light touch. I rise to speak to the proposed new subsection (2A) outlined in Clause 4(2) of the Bill, to which my noble friend Lord Bethell referred. This was one of three amendments made to the Bill in another place which were accepted by...
My Lords, I was called away and only heard the impressive speech by the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, and four others, so I crave your indulgence if I cover points already made. I want to speak briefly on two overseas jurisdictions about which much has been said in the current debate—Canada and Oregon. A Bill was introduced in Canada in 2016 to legalise assisted dying. Like similar...
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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