Lord Maxton

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Maxton's votes

See full list of topics voted on

  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • 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

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Recent appearances

  • Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 13 Jun 2016

    My Lords, I start by thanking my noble friend Lady Morgan—or “Sally”, as I would call her—for the excellent report and for the way she introduced it. I am not the only noble Lord to speak who is not a member of the committee, but I am certainly am one of the few, and I hope that noble Lords will therefore allow me to range a little wider than the report itself. First,...
  • Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 13 Jun 2016

    Exactly. That makes the point that I am considered to be almost a nerd by some people in the House of Lords, and certainly I describe myself as the one-eyed man in the kingdom of the blind. But my confession is that while I know exactly what I want to know and how to use a computer, I do not have the foggiest idea of how a computer works. I know how to work it, but I do not know how it works....
  • Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 13 Jun 2016

    Before my noble friend leaves that point, there are those who predict that the age of 105 is way out and that the first person who will live to 150 has already been born and is probably in their mid-30s.

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Profile

Labour Peer

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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 72 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") 96 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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