Lord Bassam of Brighton


A selection of Lord Bassam of Brighton's votes

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  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Arrangement of Business 21 Mar 2016

    My Lords, I am sorry to detain the House, but I wish to draw your Lordships’ attention to today’s business, last Thursday’s business, tomorrow’s business and Wednesday’s business, as well as business on 11 and 13 April. The eagled-eyed will have spotted that they have one item in common: the Housing and Planning Bill. I know we are in the middle of a housing...
  • Arrangement of Business 21 Mar 2016

    My Lords, I want to make one thing clear. I did not agree it, but I certainly acknowledge that the noble Lord put this forward as a way of doing the business. I do not think that it is right that the House does business in this way. There is plenty of time in which we can consider the Bill; we do not need to push it so far and so fast that it makes it impossible for our side to do our job,...
  • Housing and Planning Bill — Committee (6th Day) (Continued) 14 Mar 2016

    My Lords, I have an amendment in this group. It follows immediately after the amendment from the noble Lord, Lord Kerslake. I am grateful to the intervention from the noble Lord, Lord Young, because it has widened and opened up a fundamental debate. The noble Lord described social housing now as “residualised housing” because that is what it is. We are getting to the last...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (since 28 Jun 2011)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 29 Nov 2010)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 2 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (Lords) (since 2 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) (since 12 May 2010)
  • Member, Selection, Committee of (Lords) (since 7 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 7 Oct 2008)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (16 Dec 2008 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (16 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lord in Waiting, HM Household) (12 Jun 2001 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Lords in Waiting (HM Household) (7 Jun 2001 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (28 Jul 1999 to 29 May 2002)


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