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Lord Anderson of Swansea
- Also represented Swansea East; Monmouth
- Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2005
- Previously MP for Swansea East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Monmouth, 1966-1970 and Swansea East, 1974-2005. Opposition spokesman for foreign affairs, 1983-1992, on defence, 1993-1994 and Shadow Solicitor General, 1994-1995. Chairman, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, 1997-2005. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 31 March 1966 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Anderson of Swansea voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Taxation: Rental Income — Question (3 Dec 2013)
“My Lords, what advice is given to our local authorities to ensure that, when housing benefit is paid, the recipient landlord pays UK income tax?”
- Wales: Cost of Living — Question for Short Debate (2 Dec 2013)
“My Lords, I commend the initiative of my noble friend, in part because she focuses on the issues of real concern to the people of Wales and not to the elites. I cannot plausibly claim that there was some recent golden age in which we were close to the top of the UK premier division of prosperity and jobs. However, I do claim that our position is poor and deteriorating relatively as a result...”
- Syria — Question (28 Nov 2013)
“My Lords, is it the view of Her Majesty’s Government that President Assad will still be in office at the end of the process? We have heard about the negotiations in respect of participation, but is it also the Government’s view that on the immediate agenda of the meeting the position of the return of refugees will be included?”
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- Has spoken in 54 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 70.15% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well 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") 207 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source).
|Type||2008/09||2007/08||2006/07||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£1,613||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,879 (198th)|
|Office running costs||£725||£8,521 (625th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£10,033 (522nd)|
|Staffing costs||£25,096||£86,705 (9th)||£73,648 (joint 66th with 1 other)||£72,047 (44th)||£58,117 (30th)|
|Members' Travel||£497||£10,607 (319th)||£9,672 (335th)||£10,134 (318th)||£8,140 (313th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£44 (450th)||£128 (joint 400th with 4 others)||£0||£195 (joint 360th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£0||£194 (628th)||£433 (552nd)||£554 (545th)||£1,146 (280th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£652 (617th)||£285 (641st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£465||£1,560 (joint 557th with 1 other)||£1,560 (543rd)||£1,560 (517th)||£1,094 (joint 542nd with 1 other)|
|Total||£45,979||£129,185 (207th)||£124,858 (206th)||£122,251 (113th)||£94,604 (177th)|