How Lord Falconer of Thoroton voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Lord Falconer of Thoroton hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Committee of the whole House (Day 2) – Lord Falconer of Thoroton.
The last half hour has been a remarkably focused debate on a series of amendments. I wish to go through each of the points that have been made. Amendment 11 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Alton of Liverpool, seeks to insert at the end of Clause 1 that a condition of having a right to an assisted death is that someone, “is able to administer to himself or herself a lethal dose of...
My reason for not putting that in the Bill is that so many cases are much more complex than the simple case I gave, where I would not wish for there to be an assisted death—where one’s motive for wishing to have an assisted death will be a mixture of “I don’t want to be dependent on other people, I don’t want the lack of dignity, I don’t want to be a...
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Became a Lord in 1997
Other offices held in the past
- Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Speaker's Committee (4 Oct 2006 to 12 Oct 2006)
- Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (13 Jun 2003 to 9 May 2007)
- Minister of State (Criminal Policy), Home Office (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- Minister of State, Cabinet Office (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
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- Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 47.01% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 13 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1630 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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