Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate

Former MP


Recent appearances

  • Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) 25 Apr 2017

    My Lords, as one of the signatories to Amendment 14—and its predecessor, which we looked at in Committee—I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Stern, and congratulate her on her amazing vigour and courage and, indeed, her intuition in pursuing this matter, which is so important. When I spoke in Committee, I made it very clear from the beginning that, first of all—and this is...
  • Criminal Finances Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 3 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I rise as a signatory to Amendment 167, which I fully support. As the noble Baroness, Lady Stern, highlighted, the recent “global laundromat” revelations make the need for our amendment rather pressing. As she said, it is exactly a year since the Panama papers were published and we have yet another leak. Must we wait for the next one before we follow through on the...
  • Divorce Legislation - Question 29 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I refer to my entry in the register as a lawyer. I was a little surprised today and looked twice at this topical Question; I thought it might even have been answered by my noble friend Lord Bridges of Headley but, luckily, it is on a another theme—an important theme in terms of divorce. I have often said that, even with the best intentions, divorces very rarely end in an...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2016

Previously MP for Leeds North East until 8 April 1997 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Leeds North East

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (18 Oct 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Government Whip (7 Jul 1995 to 18 Oct 1995)
  • Government Whip (16 Dec 1992 to 7 Jul 1995)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (28 Nov 1990 to 11 Jan 1992)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)


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  • Has spoken in 27 debates since joining Parliament — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 73.53% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 8 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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