A selection of Lord Foster of Bath's votes
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Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
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My Lords, I shall briefly follow the noble Lord, Lord Lisvane. At Second Reading, I and many other people acknowledged that there were some very good bits in the Bill before us at that time. However, we pointed out that there were also many bits about which we had considerable concern. There are at least some areas where deliberation in your Lordships’ House has brought about...
My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Best, and members of his committee on an excellent and wide-ranging report. I have long been a critical friend of the BBC, believing it to be the best broadcaster in the world and one of the best gifts of this nation to the world. The committee’s report talks in similar terms, describing the BBC as, “one of this nation’s...
I apologise but can the Minister explain why she keeps referring to us discussing fees that go beyond full cost recovery? She has acknowledged that a local authority will clearly want development to take place, so there will be constraints on that authority not to set unrealistic fees that prevent the development going forward. But she has repeated what I said in repeating what she said...
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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 150 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 78.48% 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") 24 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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