Gareth Thomas

Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

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Harrow West Labour/Co-operative

An Elected House of Lords

The House of Lords is the upper house of the UK Parliament. There have been votes on moving away from a position where members of the House of Lords are either appointed or have inherited their seats to a system where members are elected.

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Gareth Thomas generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a wholly elected House of Lords:

  • On 4 Feb 2003: Gareth Thomas voted no on House of Lords Reform — House of Lords to be abolished — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Feb 2003: Gareth Thomas voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Feb 2003: Gareth Thomas voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Option 2 (100 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Feb 2003: Gareth Thomas voted against an eighty percent elected House of Lords. Show vote
  • On 4 Feb 2003: Gareth Thomas voted no on House of Lords Reform — Option 6 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Gareth Thomas voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Support for bicameral Parliament Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Gareth Thomas voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Gareth Thomas voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 4 (50 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Gareth Thomas voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 5 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Gareth Thomas voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Gareth Thomas voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 7 (100 per Cent. Elected) Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2011: Gareth Thomas was absent for a vote on Establishment of Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Gareth Thomas voted in favour of reforming the House of Lords, introducing 15 year terms for most members and introducing an elected element. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Gareth Thomas was absent for a vote on House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons Show vote

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