A selection of Lord Liddle's votes
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Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2011
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My Lords, I support my noble friends Lord Berkeley and Lord Snape in their opposition to this measure and add my regrets that we are not pursuing a fatal Motion on this issue. My interest in this is personal. I am a railway clerk’s son from Carlisle and I have always been passionate about the railways. My first job in national politics was as special adviser to the noble Lord, Lord Rodgers...
I quite accept the point made by my noble friend but it is better than nothing and it provides hundreds of jobs in Durham. While my noble friend says it is just an assembly plant, how could such a plant operate in Britain if we decided to have different technical standards from those on the continent? That would completely destroy the business model on which that inward investment had been made.
As always, my noble friend Lord Berkeley makes an excellent point. I think that the Government have to come up with a better explanation for why we should be leaving these arrangements than the simple, “Why should we bother to be part of some European agency when we have left the European Union?”
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Entered the House of Lords on 21 June 2010
Currently held offices
- Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (since 23 Jun 2015)
- Member, European Union Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 Oct 2013 to 1 Apr 2014)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (6 Sep 2012 to 1 Apr 2014)
- Member, European Union Committee (15 Nov 2010 to 17 Mar 2011)
- Opposition Whip (Lords) (13 Oct 2010 to 18 Mar 2013)
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Liddle’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 68.34% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 263 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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