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Lord Maclennan of Rogart
Liberal Democrat Peer
- Also represented Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross; Caithness and Sutherland
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- Entered the House of Lords on 16 October 2001
- Previously MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, 1997-2001 and for Caithness and Sutherland, 1966-97. Leader, SDP, 1987-88; Liberal Democrat spokesman for: home affairs and the arts, 1988-94, on constitutional affairs and culture, 1994-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 31 March 1966 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Maclennan of Rogart voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party.
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (15 May 2013)
“My Lords, in opening this debate, my noble friend well set out the objectives of the Government in defence, foreign policy and overseas aid, but I have to say that the Queen’s Speech is remarkably deficient in indicating how these objectives are to be followed. What the noble Lord, Lord Triesman, described as “minor housekeeping” considerations in respect of the European...”
- Scotland: Independence — Question (13 May 2013)
“My Lords, have the Government given collective consideration to how to get across to the general voting public in Scotland the facts that are being made available, in a department-by-department process? It is extremely important to bear in mind that the media are not giving detailed consideration to these issues. The Government might think it right to communicate with the electors directly on...”
- Procedure of the House — Motion to Take Note (24 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, I indicate my appreciation to the Leader of the House for the steps he has proposed to enable Back-Benchers to have greater vocality and greater audience in this place. His proposals have moved us a considerable step forward. The noble Lord, Lord Butler, has made a very strong case, and I do not wish to go over all that again. However, I want to take up an issue-and I say this as a...”
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 45.33% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 267 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)