A selection of Lord Foster of Bath's votes
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Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Almost always voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
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My Lords, I am delighted to follow the noble Lord, Lord Griffiths. I share many of his concerns about the Government’s plans for academies, but I noted that he described the gracious Speech as a bouquet. Sadly, it is a bouquet with relatively few flowers, very many of them quite old, for relatively little is new in the gracious Speech. The soft-drinks sugar tax and plans to allow local...
My Lords, my noble friend Lady Bonham-Carter is unwell, so it falls to me to respond to the Statement from these Benches. I know that my noble friend shares my view that the BBC is the best broadcaster in the world and one of the best gifts of this nation to the world—a treasured institution, respected and trusted around the world, and playing a central role in the wider creative...
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2015
Previously MP for Bath until 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Bath
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Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Local Government and the Regions
- Home Department
- Olympic Games
- Olympic Games 2012
- Rail Safety
- Sports: Finance
Other offices held in the past
- Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (7 Oct 2013 to 8 May 2015)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
- Member, Education Sub-committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1995)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 174 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Foster of Bath’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.46% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 36 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 27 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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