Lord Howarth of Newport

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Howarth of Newport's votes

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  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details

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

Recent appearances

  • English Votes on English Laws — Statement 2 Jul 2015

    My Lords, the noble Baroness has offered no justification at all for the Government introducing major constitutional change by way of using their majority in the House of Commons to alter the Standing Orders of that House and that House alone—thereby sidelining this House, for which she should speak—and in the process annexing vast power for a majority of Conservative Members of...
  • Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 30 Jun 2015

    My Lords, perhaps on behalf of the Committee, I can say again how much I believe all of us have appreciated the way the Minister and his colleague, the noble Baroness, Lady Chisholm, have dealt with the proceedings in the Committee. There are profound differences of view as to what the right policy should be, but we have managed to debate these difference of view in, I think, an amicable and...
  • Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 30 Jun 2015

    My Lords, I am conscious that I am prevailing upon the patience and tolerance of the House in moving an amendment at this time of the evening and at the very tail end of the Bill. However, it is on an important topic which warrants our consideration. I emphasise that this is, of course, a probing amendment, which, if it were pressed seriously, would be a wrecking amendment. It is no part of...

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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

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Stratford-upon-Avon, 1983-1997 and for Newport East, 1997-2005. Parliament Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Science, 1989-1992; Education and Employment, 1997-1998 and at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, 1998-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Newport East; Stratford-on-Avon

Expenses

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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 371 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 119 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") 426 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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