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
  • 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
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Lord Howarth of Newport occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Schools: Classics — Question 27 Nov 2014

    My Lords, I declare an interest as having spent a disproportionate amount of my childhood studying Latin and Greek. Is it not obvious that learning to decline the pluperfect subjunctive and to tell the difference between a gerund and a gerundive is a good preparation for modern life and that study of the classics may indeed enable citizens to know what the plural is of...
  • EU: UK Membership — Motion to Take Note: 6.44 pm 25 Nov 2014

    My Lords, the Prime Minister’s proposal to hold a referendum on Europe in 2017 has nothing to do with any foreseeable state of affairs in the European Union at that date and everything to do with the intractability of Europe in British politics. If the British people do vote on Europe in 2017, it is improbable that they will take their decision in a calmly reflective frame of mind....
  • Hong Kong — Question 25 Nov 2014

    My Lords, is there not a striking contrast between the passion for democracy among the people of Hong Kong and the democratic inertia and cynicism of so many people in this country who are entitled to vote and do not do so?

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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 39 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 84.61% 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") 379 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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