Lord Maxton

Former MP


A selection of Lord Maxton's votes

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  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Maxton’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Maxton’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Scotland Bill — Second Reading 24 Nov 2015

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Earl, Lord Dundee. Before he became an earl, he was actually the Tory candidate in the famous Hamilton by-election in 1978. Of course, he bears a very famous name in that, in 1924 or 1925 I believe, one of his distant ancestors—standing as a prohibitionist —defeated Winston Churchill in Dundee. I too congratulate the two maiden...
  • Scotland Bill — Second Reading 24 Nov 2015

    I entirely agree with what the noble Baroness has said. Will she make it quite clear that the SNP is interested only in an independent Scotland, not in devolution in any form whatever?
  • Scotland Bill — Second Reading 24 Nov 2015

    Is the Minister saying that the vow was the way in which the referendum was won? My view is that the vow was not necessary; the no vote would have won anyway.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2004

Previously MP for Glasgow Cathcart until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliament for Glasgow Cathcart. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Glasgow Cathcart

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (L) (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Information Committee (L) (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Communications Committee (L) (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, National Heritage Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 Nov 1982 to 1 Feb 1985)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jan 1981 to 17 Dec 1982)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 78 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 85.30% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 24 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") 89 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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