Lord Carswell

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Lord Carswell's votes

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  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Carswell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Carswell’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Good Friday Agreement: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note 11 Oct 2018

    My Lords, I have lived all my 84 years in Northern Ireland. My home is in Belfast, but I also feel at home in Dublin, Cork or Galway. Like many other people living in Northern Ireland, I have visited, travelled and holidayed in the Republic. My brother lives in Dublin. It is not a foreign place as far as people are concerned. They are not aliens, they are not people we are glaring at through...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day) 2 May 2018

    My Lords, I have lived all my life in Belfast. That is rather a long time: even longer than my old and valued, noble and right reverend friend Lord Eames has. During those years, I have been backwards and forwards across the border many, many times, without let or hindrance. That is why I want to focus—just for the purpose of my remarks this afternoon—on subsection (2)(b) of the proposed...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (9th Day): Amendment 261 21 Mar 2018

    My Lords, I had not intended to intervene in this debate, partly because I was not present at Second Reading. I apologise to your Lordships for that but there were certain problems that I had at home. But I am impelled to do so by what has been said so very eloquently by many of your Lordships today. I have lived the whole of my life in Belfast and been through a considerable amount in that...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 January 2004

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2009 to 12 Jul 2010)

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