Lord Anderson of Swansea

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Anderson of Swansea's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 2 Jul 2015

    Reconciliation talks between the President of Cyprus and the Turkish Cypriot community leader in Northern Cyprus – Lord Anderson of Swansea. Oral questions
  • Burma: Ethnic Minorities — Question 18 Jun 2015

    To be credible we have to be consistent, as the noble Baroness and her committee have always been. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom puts Burma in the worst category and states that its Government are wholly unwilling to investigate and prosecute those who are guilty of abuses against Muslims. The US puts Burma in its “country of particular concern” category. I...
  • Civil Society — Motion to Take Note 11 Jun 2015

    My Lords, I commend the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans. He and his fellow bishops have made a valiant effort to set out broad principles that might guide, in their words, “the people and parishes of the Church of England”. It is clear from the speech of my noble friend Lady Uddin and that of the noble Baroness, Lady Neuberger, that it has a much wider relevance. I...

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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

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

  • Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 486 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 69.73% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well 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") 257 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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