Lord Foster of Bath

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Foster of Bath's votes

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  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections 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 a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Health — Motion to Take Note 26 Nov 2015

    (Maiden Speech) My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Crisp. I am grateful for this opportunity to make my maiden speech and, of course, for the privilege of joining your Lordships’ House. I hope I will be able to make a useful contribution. I am also grateful for the generous welcome I have received from all sides of the House, and for the patient support and help from...
  • Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill 1 Apr 2014

    They voted against it.
  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Carbon Emissions 12 Sep 2013

    As set out in Budget 2013, the Government remains committed to implementing zero carbon homes from 2016. A further strengthening of the energy efficiency requirements in Building Regulations was announced in a written ministerial statement on 30 July 2013, Official Report, columns 165-66WS. A consultation seeking views on the next steps to zero carbon homes including a flexible way to help...

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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
  • Transport
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Railways
  • 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 6 debates since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • 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") 1 time in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
A flat in London, owned jointly with my wife, from which rental income is received.

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