Lord Howarth of Newport

Former MP


A selection of Lord Howarth of Newport's votes

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  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details

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Lord Howarth of Newport occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Access to Justice — Question 18 Mar 2015

    My Lords, is it not clear that the principle of equal access to justice is held sacred across the political parties as well as across the churches? Is it not equally evident, however, and curiously, that it is a principle not cherished in the bosom of the Lord Chancellor, the very person who we would expect to be the high priest of justice? The Minister knows the present Lord Chancellor, Mr...
  • Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015: Motion to Approve 4 Mar 2015

    My Lords, I add my thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, for tabling this amendment. I also thank him and other noble Lords for speaking in criticism of this statutory instrument. Their speeches have been principled, lucid and compelling. It appears that I may be the only non-lawyer to participate in this debate, and I hope it will not be regarded as superfluous or intrusive if I speak...
  • Recall of MPs Bill — Third Reading 2 Mar 2015

    My Lords, I am most grateful to the noble Lords, Lord Gardiner of Kimble and Lord Wallace of Saltaire, for their characteristic generosity and their willingness to reflect upon the issues that were raised in the debate on Report, to meet me and my noble friend on the Front Bench, and the decision they have reached to reduce the signing period from eight weeks to six weeks. There were four...

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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 (28 May 2004 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 343 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 84.39% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 112 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") 400 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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