A selection of Lord Tyler's votes
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Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2010
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 1999–2003
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
7 votes for, 4 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2011
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My Lords, I am extremely grateful to a number of noble Lords for giving up their Friday to discuss what may have seemed a rather arcane subject to some and, indeed, one which, because of the nature of this Bill and the limited time that is going to be given to it between now and the end of this Session, is rather an academic subject as well. I hope that the noble Lord, Lord Young, will take...
My Lords, I must confess that I am very surprised—pleasantly surprised, of course—to be in a position to move the Second Reading of the Bill. Had there not been a filibuster in the other place two weeks ago, I would have had no chance to set out the merits of our proposals today, and that would have been the last opportunity in this Session. I say “our proposals”...
More of Lord Tyler’s recent appearances
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
Currently held offices
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)
- 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, 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, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint 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)
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- Has spoken in 110 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 73.15% 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 25 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 434 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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