Lord Bilston

Former MP

Labour

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How Lord Bilston voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords 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 very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Lord Bilston hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Inquiry — Statement 26 Mar 2013

    The recent pronouncements of Monitor seem to ignore the vast majority of the people of Stafford, who, as my noble friend Lord Hunt indicated, require a range of safe, sustainable and comprehensive health services rather than the delegation of a range of services, including elective surgery, to other hospitals such as New Cross in Wolverhampton. That hospital is already under considerable...
  • Schools: Academies — Question 14 Feb 2013

    My Lords, will the Minister confirm that the coalition Government are currently planning to convert academies and to move them from the public sector to the private sector? If that is the case, will the Minister confirm-it is certainly our opinion-that that would be entirely the wrong policy?
  • Canterbury City Council Bill — Third Reading 3 Dec 2012

    My Lords, I sense that the House wishes my reply to be brief. I can be brief, in the sense that a great deal of the meat of this important question has been dealt with by the members of the committee. Every member of the committee made the point that I made at the outset: that it is due to the able chairmanship of the noble Baroness, Lady Knight, and the integrity and wisdom of the committee...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2005

Previously MP for Wolverhampton South East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Wolverhampton South East

Expenses

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Other offices held in the past

  • Chairman, Catering Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Court of Referees Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 76.34% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
  • 6 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Bilston’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 19 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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