Lord Howarth of Newport

Former MP, Newport


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How Lord Howarth of Newport voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Lord Howarth of Newport occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Wales Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 15 Oct 2014

    If my noble friend Lord Anderson’s Amendment 57 is passed it will be a very long time before the provisions of this Bill are brought into force. I am against that delay because I want the Welsh Government and the people of Wales represented by them to have the new borrowing powers that are built into the Bill. However, if there is to be a constitutional convention, I am in favour of it...
  • Wales Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 15 Oct 2014

    My Lords, it is enough to make one weep that, in the run-up to the Scottish referendum, political leaders felt themselves driven by expediency to pledge to retain the Barnett formula. As my noble friend Lord Richard explained to the Committee, it is one of the great injustices and malfunctions of government in this country over the past 40 years and a lamentable lack of statesmanship has...
  • Wales Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 15 Oct 2014

    My Lords, it is absurd that there should be a need for a review of such a matter. It is absurd that there should be limits on the ability of the Welsh Government to borrow. We all remember—I think we are all old enough—that in the 1960s and 1970s local authorities issued bonds, as did utilities. Much more recently, universities have issued bonds, notwithstanding that to a...

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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 36 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above 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 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") 369 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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