Lord Bassam of Brighton


A selection of Lord Bassam of Brighton's votes

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

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Recent appearances

  • Housing and Planning Bill: Second Reading 26 Jan 2016

    My Lords, I realise that it is rather unconventional for an opposition Chief Whip to speak in a legislative debate. On this occasion, however, I find the issue at hand too important not to say something. I shall make a stand by telling a personal story, which in turn makes a political point. As a child, you wonder and worry about change. Sometimes it terrifies, sometimes it worries and...
  • Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 3) Order 2015 — Motion to Approve 22 Dec 2015

    My Lords, I pay tribute to the gracious comments from the noble Lord, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, whose company in the usual channels I greatly enjoy and for whom I have a great deal of affection and respect. It is always difficult praising the Government Chief Whip because there is the worry that too much praise will lead to them being reshuffled and I would not want that to happen, so I will...
  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) 14 Dec 2015

    My Lords, before the noble Lord gets to his feet to move his amendment, I have had discussions with the Chief Whip and I am not terribly happy about us proceeding as late as we are. I do not think it is right or proper, particularly since a number of colleagues in your Lordships’ House are severely disabled and they are spending a lot of late hours working on this Bill. I am prepared...

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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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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 94.20% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 27 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 16 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Bassam of Brighton’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3038 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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