Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

Former MP

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Armed Forces: Capability - Motion to Take Note 12 Jan 2017

    It is difficult to mount any form of attack on the noble Earl who is so gentle and so apparently reasonable that we are all disarmed at the end. But there is a long-standing belief that no plan survives the first engagement with the enemy. Since the SDSR was published last year, we have had the Brexit referendum, with profound implications for the direction of British defence policy....
  • Armed Forces: Capability - Motion to Take Note 12 Jan 2017

    My Lords, let me start by paying just a moment of tribute to Lord Lyell, who died yesterday. He was the secretary of the All-Party Defence Group and a formidable and energetic supporter of Britain’s Armed Forces. He will be greatly missed by the House and by many of those whom he met. This is a very timely debate—never more so to those of us who watched yesterday’s press...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 August 1999

Previously MP for Hamilton South until 23 August 1999 — Became peer

Entered the House of Commons on 31 May 1978 — unknown

Party was Labour until 23 Aug 1999; Other until 2 Feb 2000; Crossbench until 28 Jan 2004

Also represented Hamilton South; Hamilton

Other offices held in the past

  • Secretary General of NATO (11 Oct 1999 to 5 Jan 2004)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (3 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (3 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1993 to 1 May 1997)

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