Lord Dykes

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Dykes's votes

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  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Trade Unions — Motion to Take Note 19 Nov 2015

    My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, a doughty parliamentary fighter for parliamentary rights and trade union rights, for initiating this debate. Most of the speakers have been from the other side for fairly self-evident reasons, but that has been very valuable for people on other Benches. I wish there had been more Tory Peers present today to listen to the...
  • Syrian Refugees — Question for Short Debate 29 Oct 2015

    My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Nicholson, and her very wise words. I agree with a lot that she has said. Above all, I warmly thank the noble Lord, Lord Truscott, for taking the initiative in launching this debate. It is extremely timely, with the tragedy that has been laid out so clearly in the speeches that we have already heard. I agreed with most of...
  • European Union Referendum Bill: Committee (1st Day) 28 Oct 2015

    I am most grateful to the noble Lord for giving way. I was heartened by his aspiration that this would be settled for a generation but how can he be confident about that, bearing in mind that the agitation against our membership after a massive two-thirds majority in 1975 began only 10 or 11 years afterwards with the turbulence around Maastricht and all that? The evidence is that there is a...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 2004

Previously MP for Harrow East until 8 April 1997 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Associate Member, Quilter, Hilton, Goodison Stockbrokers. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Harrow East

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, European Union Committee (L) (13 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Cap Reform), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (10 Jan 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (7 Dec 2004 to 10 Dec 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (29 Nov 2004 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (3 May 1979 to 21 Mar 1997)


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  • Has spoken in 168 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 73.66% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 72 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 4 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Dykes’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 227 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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