Lord Rooker

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Rooker's votes

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  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details

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Lord Rooker occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee 18 Jun 2015

    Corruption in the United Kingdom in light of Transparency International UK's report Corruption on your Doorstep - How corrupt capital is used to buy property in the UK – Lord Rooker. Short debate; 1:00 pm
  • Pesticides: Neonicotinoids — Question 17 Jun 2015

    Is the Minister satisfied that the EU is basing its decisions on science? Over the past two or three years, it has made some decisions that have affected our agricultural production that have gone flatly against what we do based on science. One of the first things the new President did, of course, was to get rid of the independent chief scientific adviser.
  • Food Standards Agency — Question 10 Jun 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to allow the Food Standards Agency to obtain full cost recovery in respect of meat inspections.

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 June 2001

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

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Perry Bar, 1974-2001. Opposition spokesman on social security, 1980-83, on treasury and economic affairs, 1983-84, on housing, 1984-87, on local government, 1987-88, on health and social services, 1990-92, on higher education, 1992-93; Deputy Shadow Leader of House of Commons, 1994-97; Minister of State, MAFF, 1997-99; Department of Social Security, 1999-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the 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 256 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 200 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") 2043 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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