Lord Freud


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How Lord Freud voted
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Lord Freud occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Employment — Question 23 Oct 2014

    The Government’s long-term economic plan is working. A record number of people are in work and the proportion of part-time workers wanting full-time work has fallen for the last 11 months. Under universal credit we are, for the first time, creating clear incentives and supporting claimants to progress in work and increase their earnings.
  • Employment — Question 23 Oct 2014

    My Lords, the simple fact is that the number of people working part-time who want to work full-time has had the largest but one drop over the last 12 months that we have ever seen—down 1.7%. Clearly, one needs an economy recovering. We have had a terrible shock to this economy—it went down 6%. We are now pulling people back and, as the Bank of England Governor said, what will get...
  • Employment — Question 23 Oct 2014

    We are most concerned that people should be able to work as much as they want to. We are creating a new system to allow that, supporting people as they progress, in universal credit, into full-time work. We have extensive in-work progression trials right round the country, to find ways in which we can most effectively support people to work the amount that they want to and get the earnings...

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Conservative Peer

Became a Lord on 29 June 2009

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister, Work and Pensions (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (24 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)


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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 80.00% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 21 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 105 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Freud’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 489 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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