Lord Rooker

Former MP

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How Lord Rooker voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
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Lord Rooker occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Iraq — Motion to Take Note 26 Sep 2014

    My Lords, I support the Government. I have heard every speech in your Lordships’ House today and have had the advantage of listening to and watching the whole of the Prime Minister’s speech. I have to say that he has shown exemplary parliamentary and national leadership on this issue. Unlike in 2003, it is crystal clear for all to see that there is a problem that has to be dealt...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Hilda Murrell 26 Sep 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 9 April (WA 302–3), on what specific date in July 2014 they will make an application to the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council to allow the file held on Hilda Murrell to be transferred to the National Archives; and at what location the file is held in the meantime.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supply Networks Review 26 Sep 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 14 July (WA 94), on what date they received Professor Elliott’s final report into the food chain; whether any amendments have subsequently been made; when it was ready for publication; and whether it will be published before 30 July.

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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 33 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 68.78% 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") 2029 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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