Lord Maxton

Former MP

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How Lord Maxton voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Lord Maxton hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Scotland: Draft Legislation — Statement 22 Jan 2015

    My Lords, unlike the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, I am a supporter of devolution and have been for a very long time. I also want to make it clear that, like the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, I voted by post; I voted before the vow; and I did not vote necessarily for further change or devolution to Scotland. I voted no to the simple question of whether Scotland should be an independent country? That...
  • National Infrastructure — Motion to Take Note 22 Jan 2015

    My Lords, I join in thanking my noble friend both for obtaining this debate and for the very eloquent way in which he introduced it. Rather like my noble friend Lord Liddle, I will take a slightly different course by saying that we live in a world that is changing very fast indeed. That must be taken into account when we look at the investment and planning of our infrastructure. A friend from...
  • National Infrastructure — Motion to Take Note 22 Jan 2015

    I am elderly, but not in that category. Some people think that I am quite an expert on computers in this place, but I consider myself to be a one-eyed man in the kingdom of the blind. There is some element of truth in that. The fact is that the elderly often lose out because they do not have computers, and if they do, they do not know how to use them. Even mobile phones can be a bit baffling....

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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

Entered House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Glasgow Cathcart

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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 85.28% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
  • 1 person is tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Maxton’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 87 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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