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- Became a Lord in 1996
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Whitty voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Mesothelioma Bill [HL] — Second Reading (20 May 2013)
“My Lords, like other noble Lords who have spoken, I welcome the Bill and will not seek to delay it. Having said that, the Bill is deficient. It needs to be strengthened, either in Committee in this House or through secondary legislation. I hope that that happens. My basis for speaking is that I have been involved in this field for nearly 40 years. In the early 1970s, when I was a trade union...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing: Council Houses (20 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the 1.84 million households on the council housing waiting list in England have been resident in the United Kingdom for less than (1) two years, and (2) five years.”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Planning (16 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what rules apply, and what guidance is given, to local authorities in designating a neighbourhood forum (other than parish councils) under Section 61F of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, particularly with respect to (1) the level of support among residents of the neighbourhood area, and (2) potential conflicts of interest.”
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 72.90% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above 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") 1940 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)