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A selection of Lord Walney’s votes
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Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016.
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 14 votes against, 10 absences, between 2010–2019.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
46 votes for, 14 votes against, 43 absences, between 2010–2019.
Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2013.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Walney’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Walney’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, does not the evidence that a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council is using the massacre and torture of civilians as a considered military strategy potentially fundamentally undermine that security apparatus? Will the UK work with allies to radically rethink what we can do about our global security governance in the aftermath of these atrocities?
Does the reduction in passengers, which the Minister says may well be structural, not further endanger the investment case for HS2?
My Lords, does the Minister recognise that the reliability of the charging points, particularly on the motorway network, is a real problem? Has she had a chance to consider the idea that I put forward a couple of months back about increasing the penalties on providers, so that they are properly punished and incentivised to provide a decent service to EV motorists?
More of Lord Walney’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 4 September 2020
Previously MP for Barrow and Furness until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015; Labour/Co-operative until 29 Apr 2018; Independent until 6 Nov 2019
Also represented Barrow and Furness
Topics of interest
Lord Walney campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Freedom of Information
- Public Appointments
- Senior Civil Servants
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (5 Feb 2018 to 8 May 2019)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (8 Oct 2010 to 11 Jan 2013)
- Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
Name of donor: Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Address of donor: Level 2
, 40 Macquarie Barton, ACT
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £5,501.09
Destination of visit: Canberra and Sydney
Dates of visit: 4-11 October 2018
Purpose of visit: To participate in the Australia-United Kingdom Defence and Industry 1
.5 Track Dialogue.
(Registered 07 November 2018)
Name of donor: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO
Box 55937, Riyadh 11544
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): return flight London to Riyadh costing £6,484.22; internal flight Riyadh to Dammam costing £562.80; two nights in hotel in Riyadh costing £1,030; total value £8,077.02
Destination of visit: Riyadh and Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia
Dates of visit: 22-25 September 2019
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding visit to Saudi Aramco
facilities targeted in 14 September 2019 attack and receiving briefings on latest regional situation.
(Registered 14 October 2019)
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