Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland's votes

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  • Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2005

Previously MP for Bishop Auckland until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland, 1979 -2005. North Regional Whip, 1981-1982; Opposition front bench spokesman for social security, 1982-1983; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Neil Kinnock as Leader of the Opposition, 1983-1985; Opposition Chief Whip 1985-1995; Opposition front bench spokesman on the Duchy of Lancaster, 1995-1997. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Bishop Auckland

Expenses

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (3 May 1997 to 5 May 1997)

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — 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 62.73% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 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") 10 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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