Lord Foster of Bath

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Foster of Bath's votes

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  • Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Single Market and Workers’ Rights - Question 16 Jan 2017

    My Lords, as the Minister confirmed, the Prime Minister has agreed that all workers’ rights enshrined in EU law will be transferred into UK law—but then “where practical” was added. Which workers’ rights cannot be practically transferred into UK law?

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Profile

Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2015

Previously MP for Bath until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Bath

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Transport
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Railways
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games 2012
  • Rail Safety
  • Sports: Finance

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Licensing Act 2003 Committee (since 14 Jun 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (7 Oct 2013 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1995)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 276 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Foster of Bath’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 81.67% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 39 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
A flat in London, owned jointly with my wife, from which rental income is received.

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