Lord Rooker

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Rooker's votes

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  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Lord Rooker occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note 25 Mar 2015

    My Lords, before I start, I will say that I agree with everything the noble Baroness, Lady Valentine, said in her speech about housing, particularly about the threat of planning. I have said before that we should get planning out of DCLG and into BIS, as part of changing the culture of planning. We should have a little history lesson before we close down for the election. I realise that the...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: Married People 24 Mar 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce the result of their reconsideration of the application of Mrs Kiran to join her husband in the United Kingdom as directed by Judge Ford of the First-Tier Tribunal in Birmingham on 5 January under Appeal Number OA/05588/2014.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: Married People 23 Mar 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Home Office presenting officer at the appeal of Mrs Kiran in the Birmingham First-Tier Tribunal hearing before Judge Ford on 5 January, Appeal Number OA/05588/2014, was unable to access a copy of the entry clearance officer's bundle; and why those documents had not been served on the Tribunal or the Appellant.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 June 2001

Previously MP for Birmingham, Perry Barr until 14 May 2001 — General election

Entered House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Birmingham, Perry Barr

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (19 Oct 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Sustainable Food and Farming and Animal Health), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Sep 2007 to 19 Oct 2007)
  • Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 28 Sep 2007)
  • Minister of State (Sustainable Farming and Food), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Jun 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
  • Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (11 May 2005 to 10 May 2006)
  • Minister of State (Regeneration and Regional Development), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (29 May 2002 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Asylum and Immigration), Home Office (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Minister of State, Department of Social Security (28 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 272 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 232 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 68.85% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 168 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 21 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Rooker’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2042 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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