Lord Howarth of Newport

Former MP, Newport

Labour

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How Lord Howarth of Newport voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
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Lord Howarth of Newport occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Libraries: Funding — Question 22 Jan 2015

    My Lords, if the Government reduce resources for local authorities by 30% to 40%, with inevitably larger reductions in available funding for discretionary services, how can local authorities comply with their statutory duty to provide the comprehensive and efficient public library service which he mentioned?
  • Recall of MPs Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 19 Jan 2015

    The noble Lord emphasised that the Government are anxious to limit the influence of big money and outside money, and he quite rightly made the point that neither big money nor outside money can trigger the recall process. However, he gave no explanation as to how the provisions of the Bill would in practice limit the power of either big money or outside money to influence such local...
  • Recall of MPs Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 19 Jan 2015

    But there are no limits to the number of organisations that are able to mount such campaigns. The Minister is rejecting the amendment that my noble friend has proposed, but he does not seem to have any other safeguards.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2005

Previously MP for Newport East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Newport East; Stratford-on-Avon

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment and Equal Opportunities), Department for Education and Employment (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
  • Has voted in 84.45% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 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") 388 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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