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A selection of Lord Tyler's votes
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Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2011
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
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2010
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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Tyler’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Tyler’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 26 October (HL8435), why the need to act with “extreme urgency” did not lead them to award a personal protective equipment (PPE) contract directly to the Chinese PPE manufacturers instead of to a company with no experience of an import on this scale, substantial losses in its most recently reported accounts,...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the report of their investigation into allegations of bullying of officials by the Home Secretary.
My Lords, justice delayed is justice denied. Surely for civil servants in the Home Office, past and present, this long delay of eight months is intolerable. In accord with natural justice, can the Minister now confirm that no one with a personal or political interest will have had any involvement whatever in the independent investigation into the behaviour of the Home Secretary, the report or...
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, 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 and Privileges Committee (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)
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