Baroness Ford

Non-affiliated Peer

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A selection of Baroness Ford's votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Voted for more EU integration Show votes 4 votes for, 0 votes against, 11 absences, between 2008–2011
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Ford’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Ford’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Breathing Space Scheme: Consultation Response - Statement 19 Jun 2019

    My Lords, like other noble Lords I greatly welcome the announcement made today and, in particular, the provisions and support offered to people with mental health difficulties and debt. However, when someone is in a crisis involving their mental health, they are probably at their least able or well-equipped to access the kind of advice that the Minister has described. Can he say whether there...
  • Railways: Fares - Question 29 Oct 2018

    Will the Minister say whether the Government have any plans to standardise rail fares for people with disabilities? At the moment adults with epilepsy, for example, have free rail travel in London but in many other parts of the United Kingdom they have to pay the full fare. I declare an interest as the national president of Epilepsy Action. Will any action be taken to standardise policy and...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate 7 Nov 2017

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK guidance on the use of valproate-based medicines during pregnancy has been reviewed in the light of recent findings on the intergenerational effects of that drug.

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 July 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, English Partnerships. (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Labour until 19 Apr 2009; Other until 6 Jun 2010; Labour until 23 Jan 2013

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 20 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Committee on Regulators (23 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)

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