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Lord Anderson of Swansea
- Also represented Swansea East; Monmouth
- Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2005
- Previously MP for Swansea East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Monmouth, 1966-1970 and Swansea East, 1974-2005. Opposition spokesman for foreign affairs, 1983-1992, on defence, 1993-1994 and Shadow Solicitor General, 1994-1995. Chairman, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, 1997-2005. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 31 March 1966 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Anderson of Swansea voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (15 May 2013)
“My Lords, I do not share the expertise of the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames, or the noble Viscount, Lord Eccles, on development, so I shall return to mainstream foreign affairs. On them, the gracious Speech is thin. Bizarrely, the European Union is not mentioned, yet it is likely to dominate the debate, at least until the general election as the civil war within the Conservative...”
- Environment: Plastic Bags — Question (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, the pilot scheme in Wales has lasted for several years. Will the Minister spell out very clearly the objections to the implementation of the scheme in England?”
- Armed Forces: Reserve Forces — Question (11 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, is it not the truth that the Government are currently below their projected targets? Is not the Government's failure to estimate the number of SMEs, because employers and employees within SMEs are more reluctant to join and co-operate with the Government's targets, part of the problem? Will the projected and likely decrease in recruitment centres have an adverse effect on recruitment?”
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- Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 69.37% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 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") 182 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source).
|Type||2008/09||2007/08||2006/07||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£1,613||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,879 (198th)|
|Office running costs||£725||£8,521 (625th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£10,033 (522nd)|
|Staffing costs||£25,096||£86,705 (9th)||£73,648 (joint 66th with 1 other)||£72,047 (44th)||£58,117 (30th)|
|Members' Travel||£497||£10,607 (319th)||£9,672 (335th)||£10,134 (318th)||£8,140 (313th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£44 (450th)||£128 (joint 400th with 4 others)||£0||£195 (joint 360th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£0||£194 (628th)||£433 (552nd)||£554 (545th)||£1,146 (280th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£652 (617th)||£285 (641st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£465||£1,560 (joint 557th with 1 other)||£1,560 (543rd)||£1,560 (517th)||£1,094 (joint 542nd with 1 other)|
|Total||£45,979||£129,185 (207th)||£124,858 (206th)||£122,251 (113th)||£94,604 (177th)|