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- Also represented Glasgow Cathcart
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- 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 Parliament on 3 May 1979 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Maxton voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (6th Day) (4 Dec 2013)
“On that point, I noticed that the title of the new clause says “new”, but that word does not appear anywhere else in the amendment. Does the title therefore take precedence over everything else?”
- Glasgow Helicopter Crash — Statement (2 Dec 2013)
“My Lords, as an ex-Member of Parliament for one of the Glasgow seats, I take this opportunity to say both that I mourn for the people of Glasgow today and that I am proud of them for the way in which they have reacted to this tragedy. First, it is a compliment in these modern times that there is no photograph of the tragedy because everybody went to help rather than taking out their iPhones...”
- Atheists and Humanists: Contribution to Society — Motion to Take Note (25 Jul 2013)
“My Lords, first, I thank my noble friend Lord Harrison for introducing this debate and for the very temperate way in which he did so. I am an atheist despite once receiving a birthday card from a sister-in-law which said, “I used to be an atheist until I realised I was God”. I do not even believe that. I am an atheist and a humanist, but I am now going to be slightly more divisive...”
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 85.10% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 75 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)