Lord Edmiston

Former Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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A selection of Lord Edmiston’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Education: Academy Chains — Question 15 Jan 2014

    My Lords, I declare a personal interest as a sponsor of Grace Academy, which has featured in recent articles. Is the Minister aware that many sponsors have put multiple millions into the academy programme rather than taking funds out?
  • Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading (Continued) 3 Jun 2013

    My Lords, I share many of the concerns of the noble Lord, Lord Dear, although I have to confess that I have spent many a sleepless night agonising over this subject: what is the right position to take? I, too, am a committed Christian and so I have looked for inspiration as to what marriage really is. The earliest reference I can find is in Genesis, chapter 2, which is often used in wedding...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Claims Management Companies: Costs 5 Dec 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord McNally on 5 November (Official Report, col. 756), whether they will review the Financial Ombudsman Service's case fees in cases where companies represent complainants to enable costs to be met by those companies in the event of the complaint failing.

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 January 2011

Left the House of Lords on 22 July 2015 — retired

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