Lord Anderson of Swansea

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Anderson of Swansea's votes

See full list of topics voted on

  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Land Registry — Question 2 Feb 2016

    My Lords, the danger is surely that the Government will see the changes as an opportunity for a job-cutting exercise. In evaluating the options, what weight will be given by the Government to the preservation of jobs in areas of high unemployment?
  • Volkswagen: Emissions — Question 19 Jan 2016

    My Lords, individual motorists cannot be expected to pick up the legal costs for any action against a firm the size of Volkswagen. Who will act as plaintiff and who will support the plaintiffs—the motorists—financially?
  • Steel Sector — Statement 18 Jan 2016

    My Lords, it is clear that China is massively dumping and the measures which have been taken so far have manifestly proved insufficient. Those Chinese dumping activities—their industry is largely state owned—impact the whole of the European Union. What further is the European Union proposing to do? What timetable is proposed to stem this manifest dumping by China?

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Profile

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

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 the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Also represented Swansea East; Monmouth

Expenses

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (11 May 2009 to 16 Jul 2009)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs: Entry Clearance Sub-Committee (25 Nov 1997 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Solicitor General (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1996)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence, Disarmament and Arms Control) (1 Jan 1993 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 23 Feb 1994)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (13 May 1983 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jan 1983 to 1 Jan 1992)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (8 Dec 1981 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee (20 Nov 1981 to 13 May 1983)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Dec 1979 to 20 Nov 1981)
  • Member, Environment Committee (3 May 1979 to 14 Dec 1979)

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  • Has spoken in 468 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 69.12% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 99 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") 273 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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