Lord Grocott

Former MP

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How Lord Grocott voted since 2001
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  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Lord Grocott hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading 17 Dec 2014

    What about the two Liberal elections in 1910? The noble Lord presumably now feels that there should have been five years between those two elections.
  • Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading 17 Dec 2014

    Perhaps I can nip this in the bud. If the noble Lord insists on referring to me as Earl Grocott, could he at least acknowledge that, contrary to his party and its supporters, when the views of Earl Grocott respecting the voting system were put to the Great British public, they supported the noble Earl by a majority of 2:1 rather than the Liberal Democrats.
  • Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading 17 Dec 2014

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow my noble friend of many years. He reminded us of the mission creep that might be involved in a Bill such as this, which I will come to in a moment. It is also a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Cooper. It is always a daunting experience to kick off here, but I am sure that he will have no difficulty with the interests that his speech evoked. Those...

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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

Entered 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 29 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 89.09% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 7 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Grocott’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 295 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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