Lord Rooker

Former MP

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

Recent appearances

  • Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) 26 Jan 2015

    I do not want to delay the Minister, but let us not beat about the bush. I do not speak for anybody other than myself, but I listened to every single speech, and those opposed to these amendments seem to be in favour of them being amended in line with the views of the committee that looked at the draft Bill. Will the Minister go back to the Home Secretary after this debate and make the...
  • Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) 26 Jan 2015

    So far, no one who has spoken in this debate has referred to the final amendment in this group, Amendment 99. It is the sunset clause for 31 December next year. So it will go, but it will go because the other legalisation goes anyway. In other words, after the election, we know that both Houses have got to spend a lot of time on this because of the sunset clause. Surely putting the sunset...
  • Local Government Finance Settlement — Motion to Take Note 22 Jan 2015

    My Lords, I welcome both the maiden speeches and congratulate both Members. I shall base my account of my concerns on the work of Dr Chris Game of Birmingham University, who recently set out, in thechamberlainfiles.com, a master class in local authority funding. What follows is just a summary of that. Dr Game says that the Minister, on 18 December in the other place, claimed that the,...

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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 28 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 34 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 68.92% 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.
  • 25 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Rooker’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2036 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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