Lord Grocott

Former MP


A selection of Lord Grocott's votes

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  • 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
  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Leader of the House of Lords: House of Lords Composition 21 Sep 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Leader of the House on 7 September (HL Deb, col 1212), whether they will publish the statistics on which they base the statement that the Government face a combined opposition of 80 Peers, which is twice the size faced by the last Labour Government.
  • Budget: Household Impact — Question 16 Sep 2015

    My Lords, I thought the Minister said that the biggest losers were those with the highest incomes. Does he have any information for the House on how they are coping?
  • House of Lords: Membership — Question 7 Sep 2015

    My Lords, perhaps I may ask the Leader of the House to act as a channel to the Prime Minister from this House, initially to tell us whether he was accurately reported when it was implied, at least, that he felt that the political majority in the Commons should in one way or another be reflected as a political majority in the Lords. If that is the case, will she ask him to reflect on the fact...

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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

  • Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
  • Member, Communications Committee (L) (18 Feb 2008 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (L) (25 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (13 Nov 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (10 Jun 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (L) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (10 Jun 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Selection, Committee of (L) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (L) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (29 May 2002 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • 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)
  • Lord in Waiting (Whip) (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Member, National Heritage Committee (13 Dec 1993 to 6 Feb 1995)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Overseas Development Committee (24 Jan 1979 to 4 Apr 1979)


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  • Has spoken in 180 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 10 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.
  • 8 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Grocott’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 322 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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