A selection of Lord Foster of Bath's votes
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Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits 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 against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
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My Lords, I am delighted to follow the noble Baroness and I echo in particular her comments about the need for more second chances. I congratulate my noble friend Lady Sharp on a wide-ranging and challenging opening speech. I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Willetts, on his excellent maiden speech, and say that we will be looking at his clothing very carefully in the future. I...
My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Thurlow, and my noble friend Lady Thornhill on two excellent maiden speeches. As we have heard from many people in this debate, we simply have not been building enough houses and yet we need to build around 300,000 a year. The coalition Government took some important steps; for example, scrapping the regional spatial strategy and speeding up the...
My Lords, further to that question and answer, does the Minister agree that an effective press regulator, as well as protecting the public, should also protect ambitious watchdog journalists from the threat of ruinous court costs by wealthy and powerful people who try to prevent publication of awkward stories? Notwithstanding the comments of my noble friend Lord Lester, does the Minister...
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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 24 debates since joining Parliament — above 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.
- Has voted in 59.09% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — 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") 3 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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