A selection of Lord Robathan's votes
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Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
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My Lords, is not the real problem with electoral fraud based on postal voting on demand? Should we not get rid of that? That would sort out much of the electoral fraud.
My Lords, I rise to speak with the huge experience of 10 months in this House, although I worked with the House of Lords for some five years when I was the Deputy Chief Whip. I speak with some temerity, particularly after the speech of my noble friend Lord Norton and other noble Lords who are involved in the Campaign for an Effective Second Chamber who are doing a great job. I agree with much...
My Lords, the noble Lord will know very well that the coalition agreement did not tie Lords reform to the Boundary Commission. Boundaries were tied specifically to the vote on AV. Is that not correct?
More of Lord Robathan’s recent appearances
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
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 222 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Robathan’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — 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 75.28% 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 306 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- 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") 12 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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