Lord Prescott

Former MP


A selection of Lord Prescott's votes

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  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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Recent appearances

  • Investigatory Powers Bill - Commons Reasons 2 Nov 2016

    My Lords, this measure is not only diversionary, it is an attempt to finish off everything that Leveson proposed after an inquiry that lasted years. Everybody agreed that the hacking which occurred was terrible, particularly me as I was one of those who were hacked. I complained to the police, who did not believe me, to the Press Complaints Commission, which did not believe me, and then to...
  • Investigatory Powers Bill - Commons Reasons 2 Nov 2016

    I am here; I am in the other part of Parliament. They did not mention the victims, who were promised justice by every one of us. What do you think those victims feel, reading in the paper now that we are preparing to consult? They were involved in the consultation following incidents in which they suffered press intrusion. I do not believe the situation has changed, and we will have to have a...
  • Investigatory Powers Bill - Report (1st Day) 11 Oct 2016

    When Secretary of State Whittingdale went to the editors’ conference and told them, “We are minded not to implement this”, was that government policy or his policy—and is the Minister’s policy any different?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 July 2010

Previously MP for Kingston upon Hull East until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Kingston upon Hull East


Other offices held in the past

  • Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister (17 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet Office (3 Aug 2006 to 17 Aug 2006)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (27 Jul 2006 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet Office (27 Jun 2006 to 27 Jul 2006)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (8 May 2006 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Local Government and the Regions (29 May 2002 to 5 May 2006)
  • Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State (8 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Deputy Prime Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (2 May 1997 to 8 May 2006)
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions (2 May 1997 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (2 May 1997 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (22 Jul 1994 to 1 May 1997)
  • Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (21 Jul 1994 to 24 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1993 to 22 Jul 1994)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1989 to 1 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1993)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1987 to 1 Jul 1988)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1984 to 1 Jul 1987)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1983 to 1 Jul 1984)


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  • Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Prescott’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 57.62% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 440 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 57 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Further payment as part of contract with Tiger Aspect Productions for programme entitled 'Prescott on Class'. (£15,001-£20,000)
Fee for speech at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities Annual Conference in Dundee on 5 March 2009, arranged through JLA Associates. (£5,001-£10,000) My travel costs were met by COSLA. (Registered 9 April 2009)
Payment of £350 from the Malcolm Billings and Associates Production Company for presenting BBC Radio 4 programme on the Merchant Navy. Payment passed on to charity. (Registered 20 August 2009)
Payment of £6468.75 from Tiger Aspect Productions received on 11 August 2009 as part of fee for television programme 'The North South Divide'. Hours worked: 5 days in August (Registered 20 August 2009)
6. Overseas visits
11-16 April to Chongquing, China, at the invitation of COFTEC (Chongquing Overseas Foreign and Trade Economic Commission) to further the relationship between Yorkshire and Chongquing. Flights, transfers, hotel accommodation and hospitality were provided by COFTEC. (Registered 28 April 2009)
Name of donor: Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA)
Address of donor: 71 Nanchizi Street, Beijing 100006, People's Republic of China.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): all flights, accommodation and transfers were met by CPIFA. Value: £15,227.
Destination of visit: Beijing, China.
Date of visit: 17-21 November 2009
Purpose of visit: attended with one other and a member of my parliamentary staff to address and participate in the China-EU Strategic Partnership Forum, hosted by CPIFA.
(Registered 21 December 2009)
Name of donor: (1) March Publishing Limited
(2) Lehman Brown
(3) Chinese Government Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)
Address of donor: (1) South Fens Conference Centre, Fenton Way, Chattens, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6TT.
(2) 6/F Dongwai Diplomatic Building, 23 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Beijing 100600, China.
(3) No.2 Dong Chang An Street, Beijing 100731, People's Republic of China.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £3964 (Hong Kong: accommodation and transfers)
(2) £1260 (Hong Kong to Beijing: accommodation, internal flight and transfers)
(3) £4526.40 (transfers, accommodation, return flight from London to Hong Kong, internal flights from Beijing to Xiamen and Xiamen to Hong Kong)
Destination of visit: Hong Kong and China
Date of visit: 1-10 September 2009
Purpose of visit: for me and one other. Attended and addressed a 48 Group reception in Hong Kong. Spoke at British Chamber of Commerce dinner in Beijing. Attended the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CFIT) in Xiamen.
(Registered 21 December 2009)
11. Miscellaneous
29 July 2009 I took part in a BBC programme in Cardiff. No fee paid. My travel and overnight accommodation was paid for by Babycow Productions. (Registered 20 August 2009)

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