A selection of Lord Bilston's votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
12 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, between 1999–2003
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2010
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Bilston’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Bilston’s full vote analysis page for more.
The recent pronouncements of Monitor seem to ignore the vast majority of the people of Stafford, who, as my noble friend Lord Hunt indicated, require a range of safe, sustainable and comprehensive health services rather than the delegation of a range of services, including elective surgery, to other hospitals such as New Cross in Wolverhampton. That hospital is already under considerable...
My Lords, will the Minister confirm that the coalition Government are currently planning to convert academies and to move them from the public sector to the private sector? If that is the case, will the Minister confirm-it is certainly our opinion-that that would be entirely the wrong policy?
My Lords, I sense that the House wishes my reply to be brief. I can be brief, in the sense that a great deal of the meat of this important question has been dealt with by the members of the committee. Every member of the committee made the point that I made at the outset: that it is due to the able chairmanship of the noble Baroness, Lady Knight, and the integrity and wisdom of the committee...
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Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2005
Previously MP for Wolverhampton South East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Left the House of Lords on 25 February 2014 — Died
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South East, 1987-2005. Opposition Whip, 1993-1997; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for International Development, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005
Also represented Wolverhampton South East
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (27 Jul 2010 to 25 Feb 2014)
- Chairman, Catering Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Finance & Services Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Court of Referees Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Court of Referees (14 Feb 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (14 Nov 1997 to 17 Jul 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (30 Oct 1997 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Education Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 12 Dec 1994)
- Member, Education, Science & Arts Committee (18 Jan 1989 to 16 Mar 1992)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Bilston’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.15% 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 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
- 6 people are tracking this peer
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 19 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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