A selection of Lord Maxton's votes
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Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
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I am delighted that in October we will have a debate on the review and the royal charter, but will we be able to amend it? Will we be able to vote on it? In particular, will those people along the Corridor, who after all are the only people elected to represent the licence payers of this country, be able to vote and amend the charter as it is at present proposed? I will give the noble Earl...
My Lords, is it not the case that the most obvious way to reduce electoral fraud across the board is the compulsory introduction of an ID card with smart card technology and an identity built in—either fingertip, eye or, preferably, genetic material at birth—and then that card has to be used before you can vote? Eventually, that will lead to electronic voting as well.
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Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2004
Previously MP for Glasgow Cathcart until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliament for Glasgow Cathcart. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Also represented Glasgow Cathcart
Currently held offices
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Communications Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, National Heritage Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 Nov 1982 to 1 Feb 1985)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jan 1981 to 17 Dec 1982)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 78 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Maxton’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 83.45% 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 24 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 97 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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