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- Became a Lord on 14 November 2001
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How the Bishop of Chester voted on key issues:
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party.
- Children: Childcare Costs — Question (31 Jan 2013)
“My Lords, would it not be unfair to introduce this tax relief for working parents with children while denying effective tax relief through transferable allowances to those parents who choose to stay at home with young children and who are currently penalised through the tax system for doing so?”
- Leveson Inquiry — Statement (29 Nov 2012)
“My Lords, I welcome the report. Perhaps I may follow up the aside of the previous speaker and ask where do the press begin and where they end. It is not clear how much printed media there will be in the coming 20 years; increasingly they are going to be in the blogosphere, twittering and whatever, and it seems that, whatever the Government do, they must weigh that very carefully. The problems...”
- Prisoners: Voting Rights — Statement (22 Nov 2012)
“My Lords, does the Minister agree that in today's society, which is so affected by the pressures of the popular press, there is a danger of prisoners being given pariah status, as illustrated by the fact that candidates for police and crime commissioner who had had a minor offence years ago in their youth were automatically disqualified? Should that not be in the forefront of the...”
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 13.91% of votes in this House with this affiliation — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 92 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)