Lord Grocott

Former MP


A selection of Lord Grocott's votes

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  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Proposed Changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons — Motion 21 Jul 2015

    My Lords, we are in danger of complicating what is surely a very simple proposition from the noble Lord, Lord Butler, to deal with the problem of changes in the Standing Orders of the House of Commons having implications for the way in which we operate in this House. If we think in any respect that they might have implications, the case for a Joint Committee is in my view overwhelming. I find...
  • EU Budget: UK Contribution — Question 21 Jul 2015

    When the Prime Minister returns from his negotiations in Europe and recommends to the British public to vote yes in the referendum, as we all know he will, how will we be able to judge whether or not he has achieved his objectives?
  • Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) 13 Jul 2015

    My Lords, I am grateful for a fair amount of what the Minister said. My Amendments 6 and 7 are, I think, about the shortest and, in many ways, the simplest in the Marshalled List. Amendment 6 suggests that mayoral elections should basically be every four years and Amendment 7 suggests that there should be a maximum of two terms. On the four years, I think the Minister has probably gone as far...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 3 July 2001

Previously MP for Telford until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Telford, 1997-2001 and for Lichfield and Tamworth, 1974-79; PPS to Minister for Local Government and Planning, 1975-76; to Minister of Agriculture, 1976-78; Deputy Shadow Leader, House of Commons, 1987-92; Opposition front bench spokesman on foreign affairs, 1992-93; PPS to Leader of the Opposition, 1994-97, to Prime Minister, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election

Also represented Telford; The Wrekin; Lichfield and Tamworth

Other offices held in the past

  • Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (29 May 2002 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lord in Waiting, HM Household) (12 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)


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  • Has spoken in 170 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 20 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 88.83% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 40 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") 321 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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