Lord Anderson of Swansea


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How Lord Anderson of Swansea voted since 2001
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  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails

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Lord Anderson of Swansea occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Alexander Litvinenko — Question 24 Mar 2014

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that there was in the past at least a scintilla of plausibility in the argument that, on prudential grounds, it was not worth provoking the Russian Federation because we needed to work with it in other areas, such as Syria and Iran, but that after Russia’s blatant invasion of Crimea, all that has gone and justice should now be done?
  • Ukraine — Motion to Take Note 18 Mar 2014

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for setting out the history of this crisis and the Government’s response so far. In my judgment, the Government have acted thus far in a very sure-footed way in a continuing, fast-moving crisis. I hope that the Minister will recognise the importance of the European Union as an instrument of our policy, and that we will be ready to use that instrument far...
  • Crimea — Question 13 Mar 2014

    My Lords, President Putin appears to assume that the western response will be weak, relying on the precedents of Georgia, Litvinenko and Magnitsky, and of course the clash of interests. Building on what the noble Lord said about the OSCE, does the Minister agree that there are implications for Russian membership of the Council of Europe, the senior human rights organisation in Europe? Should...

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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 70.31% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 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") 227 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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