Lord Tyler

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Constitutional and Political Reform)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament: Special Report - Private Notice Question 4 Nov 2019

    My Lords, the Minister has said that the report is to be published “in due course”. Can he give your Lordships’ House an absolute assurance that that does not mean that it will be kept back until after polling day? As the noble Lord, Lord Butler, has rightly said, it would be outrageous if the public were not given the reassurance that we hope is in the report, long before polling day....
  • Early Parliamentary General Election Bill - Second Reading 30 Oct 2019

    We had some exchanges on this point last Wednesday, and as the Minister has now repeated to your Lordships, that commitment was given as long ago as May. What exactly is he proposing should now take place to ensure that those very urgent controls are implemented before the poll takes place?
  • Early Parliamentary General Election Bill - Second Reading 30 Oct 2019

    My Lords, I shall follow the points that the noble Lord, Lord Puttnam, has just made in a moment but, first, I want to deal with the specific timing of this election. In the winter election of 1974, polling day was on 28 February. I paid my morning visit to the polling station for the scattered parish of Temple, in the wilds of Bodmin Moor, with snow and bitter winds developing. I asked the...

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Profile

Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 June 2005

Previously MP for North Cornwall until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bodmin, 1974, North Cornwall, 1992-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman on agriculture and rural affairs, 1992-1997; on transport, 1994-1995; on food, 1997-1999; Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, 1997-2001; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1997-2005. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented North Cornwall; Bodmin

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Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Constitutional and Political Reform) (since 1 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 4 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Constitutional Affairs (4 Feb 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Constitutional Affairs and team leader for DEFRA (30 Jan 2009 to 4 Feb 2009)
  • Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Constitutional Affairs (29 Jan 2009 to 30 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs (8 Jan 2009 to 29 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (16 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 Jun 1998 to 13 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (14 Nov 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (30 Jul 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (7 May 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 7 Nov 1997)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 130 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Tyler’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.39% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 483 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

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From January 1999, regular cuttings service on issues related to responsibilities as parliamentary spokesman provided by Harcourt Public Affairs Ltd.

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