Lord Grocott

Former MP


A selection of Lord Grocott's votes

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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details

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Lord Grocott hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • House of Lords: Appointments — Question 25 Jun 2015

    My Lords, the question is whether the Prime Minister stands by the document he signed, which said that appointments to this House should be, “reflective of the share of the vote secured by the political parties in the last general election”. If the Leader of the House is saying that that system no longer applies, will she explain what principle the Prime Minister now intends to...
  • Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) 24 Jun 2015

    My Lords, having listened to the debate so far on the various amendments, I am mightily glad that I am not the Minister. I hope that this does not sound patronising, but she has handled this Committee with good humour and has attempted to answer all the questions. However, my word, if she can square this particular circle of fitting the police and crime commissioners into directly elected...
  • Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) 24 Jun 2015

    It is always interesting to unravel these bits and pieces. We might test a few more policies on that basis. So it was a Conservative policy to have police and crime commissioners, but I think I am right in saying that it was Liberal Democrat policy to have the first election in November. I do not think we can remember that particular contribution with great affection and admiration, or wish...

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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 165 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 40 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") 318 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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