Lord Bassam of Brighton

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How Lord Bassam of Brighton voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees 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
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Lord Bassam of Brighton hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve 17 Dec 2014

    My Lords, it is my great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Taylor, whose presence at the Dispatch Box as Chief Whip I am greatly enjoying. I wish him and his family well for Christmas and the new year. I am sure that they will have a peaceful time growing bulbs—a nice quiet profession. I join the noble Lord in thanking the staff of the House: the doorkeepers, the clerks, the...
  • House of Lords: Procedures and Practices — Question for Short Debate 4 Dec 2014

    My Lords, first, I thank my noble friend Lord Foulkes for tabling this debate. It has shone a rare light on the dark shadows of the “how” of government and opposition negotiations in a national Chamber of Parliament. This has a genuine and important effect on legislation and on the way our country is run. Secondly, what an unusual pleasure it is to speak in a debate. Chief Whips...
  • House of Lords: Procedures and Practices — Question for Short Debate 4 Dec 2014

    My Lords, it is Christmas. Proper, consensual negotiation is how business management should happen. Sadly, it has not always been that way in recent years. It is a myth that business is formally agreed by the Opposition Chief Whip. In reality, the power of resistance is very limited. I do not have the power of a majority. The Government consult more than they actually negotiate, but through...

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Labour Peer

Became a Lord in 1997

Other offices held in the past

  • Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lord in Waiting, HM Household) (12 Jun 2001 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (28 Jul 1999 to 29 May 2002)


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