Lord Anderson of Swansea

Former MP, Swansea

Labour

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How Lord Anderson of Swansea voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Lord Anderson of Swansea occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading 23 Jan 2015

    My Lords, I was Leon Brittan’s pair and I wholeheartedly endorse every word in the tributes paid by the noble Lords, Lord Fowler and Lord Tugendhat, and share with them the sadness and the willingness to be with Diana at this very sad time. I support the Bill so ably moved by the noble Lord, Lord Purvis, but accept that it is largely symbolic. Since this is a consensus Bill, no party in...
  • United Nations Secretary-General: Selection — Question 22 Jan 2015

    My Lords, is it not the case that there are two admirable women in the frame—Helen Clark and Gro Harlem Brundtland? They would not be secretaries; they would be generals.
  • Yemen — Statement 21 Jan 2015

    Our key concern must surely be for the safety of the few British nationals who remain in Yemen and, of course, with our own diplomatic staff—and also, of course, for the danger of a boost to al-Qaeda there and in the wider region. Given that the interests of Saudi Arabia are very involved and that it has been intervening at the border in the past, does the Minister see any danger of a...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2005

Previously MP for Swansea East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Entered House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Also represented Swansea East; Monmouth

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Other offices held in the past

  • Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
  • Has voted in 69.66% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 250 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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