Voting Record — Viscount Thurso (11280)

Viscount Thurso

Note: our records only go back to 1997 for the Commons and 2001 for the Lords (more details).

ConstituencyFromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
House of Lords 20 Apr 2016 still in office LDem 1 vote out of 279, 0.4% 279 votes out of 470, 59.4% 0 times
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross 6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 LDem 11 votes out of 892, 1.2% 892 votes out of 1239, 72.0% 0 times
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross 5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 LDem 13 votes out of 786, 1.7% 786 votes out of 1288, 61.0% 0 times
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross 7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 LDem 16 votes out of 788, 2.0% 788 votes out of 1246, 63.2% 14 times

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Interesting Votes

Votes in parliament for which this Lord's vote differed from the majority vote of their party (Rebel), or in which this Lord was a teller (Teller), or both (Rebel Teller).

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HouseDateSubjectViscount ThursoLDem VoteRôle
Lords13 Jul 2021Procedure and Privileges - Motion to Agree — Amendment to the Motion Majorityaye Rebel
HouseDateSubjectJohn ThursoLDem VoteRôle
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Member, Treasury Committee
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
Commons26 Mar 2015House of Commons Standing Orders — Secret Ballot for Re-Election of a Former Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons8 Jul 2013Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill — Clause 4 — Full Separation of Ring-Fenced Retail Banking Activities minorityno Rebel
Commons24 Apr 2013Abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board minorityno Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012Sitting Times of the House of Commons on Tuesdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons Sitting Start Time on Tuesdays minorityno Rebel
Commons24 Apr 2012Labelling of Halal and Kosher Meat Majorityaye Rebel
Commons12 Jan 2011Postal Services Bill — New Clause 2 — Minimum 10 Year Agreement With Post Office Limited Required before Royal Mail Sale minorityno Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — number and distribution of seats minorityno Rebel
Commons20 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — Periodicity of Reports of the Boundary Commissions minorityno Rebel
Commons13 Oct 2010Superannuation Bill — New Clause 1 — Consents required for civil service compensation scheme modifications minorityaye Rebel
Commons13 Oct 2010Public Houses and Private Members' Clubs (Smoking) Bill minorityno Rebel
27 Jul 2010Became Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Administration Committee
6 May 2010Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),
HouseDateSubjectJohn ThursoLDem VoteRôle
Commons2 Dec 2009Equality Bill — Schedule 9 — Work: exceptions minorityno Rebel
8 Oct 2008Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for gender-related illness minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Cannot use gametes or pronuclei — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses minorityno Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006September Sittings Majorityaye Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006Communications Allowance — Welcoming the principle Majorityno Rebel
24 Apr 2006Became Member, Treasury Committee
10 Mar 2006Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland),
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — private clubs minorityaye Rebel
Commons13 Jul 2005Liaison Committee minorityno Rebel
12 Jul 2005Became Member, Administration Committee
1 Jun 2005Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport),
10 May 2005Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport),
HouseDateSubjectJohn ThursoLDem VoteRôle
Commons26 Jan 2005Car Mileage Allowance minorityno Rebel
Commons3 Nov 2004Members' Allowances minorityno Rebel
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 12 — Reasonable punishment Majorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons9 Jul 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 1 — Compensation minorityaye Rebel
Commons8 Jul 2003House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 14 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Mink minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 11 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Foxes minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 6 — Use of Dogs Below Ground (No. 2) minorityno Rebel
10 May 2003Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport),
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill [Money] minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill (Programme) minorityunknown Unknown
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Nov 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — New Clause tellnono Teller
Commons22 Oct 2002Nuclear Power — Will be addressed on its own merits tellnono Teller
Commons27 Jun 2002Estimates, 2002–03 tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 Jun 2002Enterprise Bill — [1st Allotted Day] — Clause 21 — Duty to make references in relation to completed mergers tellayeaye Teller
Commons12 Jun 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not penalise those who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority — rejected tellayeaye Teller
Commons12 Jun 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — New Clause 10 — Withholding and withdrawal of support tellnono Teller
1 Jun 2002Stopped being Liberal Democrat Whip,
Commons15 May 2002Post Office Closures — Deep concern — rejected tellayeaye Teller
Commons8 May 2002Finance Bill — Clause 26 — Charge and rates for 2002–03 tellnono Teller
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Ban minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Self-Supervision Scheme minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Feb 2002Tax Credits Bill — New Clause 2 — Means of payment of tax credits to recipients tellayeaye Teller
Commons28 Jan 2002Civil Defence (Grant) Bill — Clause 2 — General tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jan 2002Care System tellnono Teller
Commons16 Jan 2002Care System tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Removal of Sunset Clause — Insistence tellnono Teller
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 79 to 87 — Fissile Nuclear Material, Aviation Security tellnono Teller
Commons5 Jul 2001Parliamentary Pensions bothaye Rebel
1 Jul 2001Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland),
1 Jun 2001Became Liberal Democrat Whip,
1 Jun 2001Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport),

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this person and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

32% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
100% Academy Schools - for
8% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
50% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
50% Apprenticeships
1% Asylum System - More strict
0% Ban fox hunting
20% Bankers' Bonus Tax
14% Business and community control of schools: For
40% Cap or Reduce Public Sector Redundancy Payments
98% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
92% Closed Material Proceedure
78% Coalition Programme for Government - For
1% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
24% Delegate more powers to government ministers
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% Employee Shareholder Status
100% Encourage and incentivise saving
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
6% Energy Prices - More Affordable
75% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
74% European Union Integration - For
86% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
71% Fixed Term Parliaments
0% Foundation hospitals - In favour
0% Fox hunting - Ban
95% Fully Elected House of Lords
25% Further devolution to Scotland
20% Further devolution to Wales
35% Gambling - Against permissiveness
86% GP Commissioning in the NHS
66% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
64% Higher taxes on banks
50% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
76% Homosexuality - Equal rights
80% HS2 - In Favour
61% Human Rights and Equality
13% Identity cards - For introduction
30% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Incentivise membership of press regulator
89% Increase Air Passenger Duty
86% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
94% Increase VAT
100% Inheritance Tax
1% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
73% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
17% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
5% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
7% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
100% Localise Council Tax Support
44% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
90% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
13% Mansion Tax
84% Mass Retention of Communications Data
59% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
50% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
0% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
26% Minumum Wage
7% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
34% More powers for local councils
61% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
35% Nuclear power - For
40% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
100% Pension auto-enrolment - For
92% Police and Crime Commissioners
3% Post office - in favour of Government policy
97% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
65% Privatise Royal Mail
85% Promote Occupational Pensions
38% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
81% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
50% Public Ownership of Railways
0% Rail Fares - Lower
15% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
17% Reduce capital gains tax
100% Reduce central funding for local government
90% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
79% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
57% Reducing the number of MPs - for
99% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
39% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
79% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
48% Register of Lobbyists
0% Regulate letting agent fees
33% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
53% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
50% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
91% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
68% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
100% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
76% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
71% Same Sex Marriage - for
72% Schools - Greater Autonomy
50% Sell England's Public Forests
51% Smoking ban - In favour
0% State control of bus services
69% Stop climate change
1% Stronger Military Covenant
60% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
20% Termination of pregnancy - against
50% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
92% Trade Union Regulation
10% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
50% Transparency of Parliament
17% Trident replacement - In favour
50% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
22% University Tuition Fees - For
39% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
100% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices
25% Woman's pension age increase - slow transition

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