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 moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions 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 — Report 27 Feb 2015

    My Lords, I have no interest to declare save that some of my best friends are in the Treasury. The argument has been made about a signal. I think that it is an important signal to the developing world and to other countries, which are manifestly failing in respect of the moneys that they spend. It would certainly give us a greater lever to use with regard to that, although I am not so...
  • Ukraine — Statement 25 Feb 2015

    My Lords, a surprising omission from the Statement is any reference to NATO—it mentions only Canada and the US. To what extent has the new provision been dovetailed and co-ordinated with our NATO allies? Given the danger in the Baltic states, is there not a serious argument for revisiting the definition of Article 5, because of hybrid warfare, cyberwarfare and economic warfare, beyond...
  • EU Council — Statement 23 Feb 2015

    My Lords, Russia has annexed Crimea. It has created another frozen conflict. We in the West appear to accept that this is permanent, just as we have done in Georgia with South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Now that Russian surrogates have taken over sections of eastern Ukraine along the border, is there not again a serious prospect that this will become permanent and that President Putin,...

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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 53 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 69.59% 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") 251 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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