Lord Rooker

Former MP

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How Lord Rooker voted since 2001
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  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Lord Rooker occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Consumer Rights Bill: Report (2nd Day) 24 Nov 2014

    The Minister has been very positive about the Private Member’s Bill and therefore it should be quite easy for her to give a commitment to the House that in any wash-up prior to the general election, the Government will move to salvage the good parts of that Bill if they are at risk of not getting through.
  • Arts Council: Spending Outside London — Question 20 Nov 2014

    My Lords, will the Minister have a word with his colleagues in the Department for Communities and Local Government in respect of some of the schemes it administers for arts outside London? Recently, under one scheme it is administering, it changed the closing date for applications while the process was under way, thereby depriving hundreds of small arts groups around the country of the chance...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Folic Acid 17 Nov 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 14 July (HL771 and HL772), what plans they have to publish a progress report on the issues of industry discussions and communication awareness approaches with respect to folic acid.

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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 29 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 33 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 68.86% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 21 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 24 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Rooker’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2033 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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