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Lord Corbett of Castle Vale
Former Labour Peer
- Also represented Birmingham, Erdington; Hemel Hempstead
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- Entered the House of Lords on 17 July 2001
- Previously MP for Birmingham, Erdington until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Left Parliament on 19 February 2012 — Died
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Erdington, 1983-2001 and for Hemel Hempstead, 1974-1979. Opposition spokesman on home affairs, 1987-92, on broadcasting, the media and national heritage, 1992-94, on disabled people's rights, 1994-95. Member, Select Committee on Home Affairs, 1997-2001 (Chairman, 1999-2001). (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 10 October 1974 — General election
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Corbett of Castle Vale voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Biofuels (15 Sep 2011)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing financial incentives to encourage the use of bioliquid made from waste cooking oil and kerosene for supplying fuel for domestic heating and hot water.”
- Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Commons Amendment (14 Sep 2011)
- Welfare Reform Bill — Motion to Refer to Grand Committee (14 Sep 2011)
“My Lords, behind the niceties and pleasantries of these exchanges, the simple fact remains that the Government are seeking to impose their will over the Opposition just because the Opposition will not dance to their tune. That is the fact of the matter. To clarify what are the differences between the two sides, as I understand it-I hope that the noble Baroness will correct me if I am wrong or...”
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 71.85% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- 14 people are tracking this peer.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 139 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)