Lord Wrigglesworth

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Negotiations - Question 24 Apr 2017

    My Lords, does the Minister agree with the CBI assessment that we will have to establish the equivalent of 34 domestic agencies to replace EU agencies when we withdraw—if we do—from Europe? Has any assessment been made of that and, in particular, of the cost of funding 34 agencies?
  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 14 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I am very pleased to follow the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie. I do not want to follow him down the road he has just been driving along, although that is the first sensible analysis of what should happen that I have heard in this debate or, indeed, anywhere else. Clearly, something needs to be done about national insurance contributions. There are anomalies all over the place and I hope...
  • Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 10 Mar 2017

    I join other noble Lords in congratulating my noble friend on introducing this very comprehensive Bill. I hope it will push forward the debates we have had in this Chamber and elsewhere on this very important topic. I was also a member of the Select Committee on Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding, and the reason for that and for my interest in this is that I spent the...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 October 2013

Previously MP for Stockton South until 18 May 1987 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Stockton South; Teesside Thornaby

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 10 Jan 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Jan 2014 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Party Chair, Liberal Democrats (1 Jan 1989 to 31 Dec 1990)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, European Legislation Sub-Committee II (1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)


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  • Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Wrigglesworth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 54.15% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 14 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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