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A selection of Lord Maclennan of Rogart’s votes
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Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 1999.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
10 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, in 2011.
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2010.
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The European Union has brought an unprecedented 71 years of peace to western Europe. Have the Government given any thought to this historical reality?
My Lords, this is a very important report and the way the noble Baroness introduced it today was helpful and clarified the detail. We need to implement this absolutely excellent report. When will the negotiations start? If we have a hard-Brexit response from the members of the European Union it might be difficult to promote the detail of this report. This might be done in the lead-up to...
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Former Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 16 October 2001
Previously MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross until 14 May 2001 — General election
Left the House of Lords on 17 January 2020
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 the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election
Also represented Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross; Caithness and Sutherland
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Constitution Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 12 Jun 2018)
- Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
- Member, European Union Committee (8 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
- Member, Economic Affairs Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 24 Nov 2010)
- Spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs, Spokesperson for Scotland (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (9 Dec 2008 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
- Scotland, Scottish and Northern Ireland Affairs (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Scottish Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
- Spokesperson In the Lords (With Special Responsibility for Civil Service Reform) (5 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Spokesperson In the Lords (With Special Responsibility for Civil Service Reform), Cabinet Office (1 Jun 2005 to 5 Jul 2007)
- Member, European Union Committee (24 May 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (24 May 2005 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Scotland (22 Feb 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Member, Constitutional Reform Bill Committee (22 Mar 2004 to 24 Jun 2004)
- Shadow Minister, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (26 Nov 2003 to 7 May 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (26 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (17 Jan 2001 to 11 May 2005)
- Party Chair, Liberal Democrats (1 Jan 1995 to 31 Dec 1998)
- Member, Standards in Public Life Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
- Joint Leader, Social & Liberal Democrats (3 Mar 1988 to 16 Jul 1988)
- Leader of the Social Democratic Party (28 Aug 1987 to 16 Jul 1988)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jan 1980 to 2 Mar 1981)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Dec 1979 to 3 Nov 1999)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Prices and Consumer Protection) (5 Mar 1974 to 4 May 1979)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jul 1972 to 31 Dec 1974)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (18 Jun 1970 to 30 Jun 1972)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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