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Conservative peers are statistically less silent than the average

By Jonathan Isaby
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Lords_Chamber Yesterday, Andy McSmith in The Independent wrote that there are 137 members of the House of Lords who have not spoken in the chamber or asked a written question in the year since the general election.

That is equivalent to 17.4% of the House's membership.

And you may have wondered how many of those are Conservative peers. Well, taking those on leave of absence out of the equation, only 26 of those currently in receipt of the Tory whip fall into that category, equivalent to less than 12% of the 217 Conservative peers.

They are:

  • Lord Bell
  • Lord Blyth of Rowington 
  • Lord Carr of Hadley 
  • Lord Chilver 
  • Lord Coe 
  • Earl Crawford and Balcarres 
  • Baroness Eccles of Moulton
  • Lord Feldman 
  • Lord Feldman of Elstree 
  • Lord Hayhoe 
  • Lord Heseltine 
  • Baroness Hogg 
  • Earl Home 
  • Lord Kirkham 
  • Earl Lindsay 
  • Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth 
  • Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden 
  • Lord Montagu of Beaulieu 
  • Lord Moore of Lower Marsh 
  • Lord Palumbo 
  • Lord Parkinson 
  • Lord Saatchi 
  • Lord Sheppard of Didgemere 
  • Baroness Thatcher 
  • Lord Waldegrave of North Hill 
  • Lord Wolfson of Sunningdale


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