Lord Anderson of Swansea

Former MP


A selection of Lord Anderson of Swansea's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected 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
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details

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

Recent appearances

  • EU and Russia (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note 24 Mar 2015

    My Lords, I warmly congratulate the noble Earl, Lord Oxford and Asquith. With this debate, we have certainly played into his strong suit. I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Tugendhat, and the members of the committee. They stress as a continuing theme the need to understand Russia and Russian civilisation. In our country we have lost much of that expertise, as the noble Baroness, Lady...
  • European Council — Statement 23 Mar 2015

    My Lords, will the good governance fund come out of the aid budget or the Foreign Office budget? The Statement says that, “the Council welcomed the significant reduction in fighting and the … withdrawal of heavy weapons”. Is this not part of Minsk II, and did not the Government and some allies—some European partners—try to ensure that the sanctions, particularly...
  • Syria — Question 18 Mar 2015

    My Lords, however distasteful, should we not recognise that if a long-term solution is to be found to this tragic conflict, we will have to engage with President Assad in some way? In spite of the barrel bombs, the torture and the enormous loss of life, and with all his faults, Assad is marginally less bad than ISIL.

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


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  • Has spoken in 459 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") 253 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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