A selection of Lord Robathan's votes
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Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2013–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
4 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2008–2014
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2013
Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, in 2013
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2012
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
4 votes for, 10 votes against, between 1997–2012
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My Lords, I think this debate should be run on the famous “Just a Minute” rule of no repetition, because there has been a certain amount. I shall try not to repeat things I have said before, and probably fail—I had better sit down now. In this very fraught and difficult debate, I have heard some quite excellent speeches. Some I agree with, some I do not: I cannot pretend that I shall...
My Lords, I declare an interest as a farmer. I endorse what the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, said. It is important that this money is devoted to things such as buffer strips. I also beg my noble friend that, when the new design is put into place, it is simple for everybody to understand and to pay. As he will know from the Rural Payments Agency, payments on the HLS have been disastrous for...
I am most interested in what the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, says. I have much in common with him on many issues, but not on this. I think the whole House could agree that the by-election system is rather quirky and unusual, but it was put in place by a fellow called Tony Blair, whom I think the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, knew pretty well. Rather than arguing the toss on this, I congratulate...
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Entered the House of Lords on 9 November 2015
Previously MP for South Leicestershire until 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented South Leicestershire; Blaby
Topics of interest
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Royal Navy
- Electoral Registration
Currently held offices
- Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (since 5 Jun 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Committee of Selection (14 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Administration Committee (14 Dec 2005 to 12 Jul 2007)
- Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (1 Jul 2004 to 10 Dec 2005)
- Member, International Development Committee (8 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2004)
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (1 Jun 2003 to 30 Oct 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
- Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 19 Nov 2002)
- Member, Employment Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 19 Apr 1994)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 258 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Robathan’s speeches
- Has received answers to 18 written questions in the last year — well above 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 83.62% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 58 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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