Lord Joffe

Former Labour Peer

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A selection of Lord Joffe's votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Voted for more EU integration Show votes 1 vote for, 0 votes against, 14 absences, between 2006–2011
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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

Recent appearances

  • Elderly People: Powers of Attorney and Living Wills — Question for Short Debate 12 Jan 2015

    My Lords, I enthusiastically support my noble friend’s Question to Her Majesty's Government and concur with everything that she said in her impressive opening speech. The issue of advance decisions is not a minor one and must be addressed. With an ageing population and much suffering towards the end of life, it is of critical importance because every one of us will die one day and we would...
  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading 18 Jul 2014

    My Lords, although I have introduced four previous Bills on assisted dying to this House, there is nothing I wish to add to the powerful and comprehensive speech of my noble and learned friend in favour of a change in the law. Rather, I will focus on the evidence underpinning the case for a change in the law and the lack of evidence—I underline the word “evidence”—underpinning the...
  • Finance Bill — Second Reading 16 Jul 2014

    My Lords, it was a privilege to be a member of the Finance Bill sub-committee, which was so impeccably chaired by the noble Lord, Lord MacGregor, and which, as he has already said, was so superbly organised by the clerk to the committee and his staff and advisers. I will limit my comments to that report and the committee’s proceedings. On the basis of the evidence received, I agreed and...

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Profile

Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 February 2000

Left the House of Lords on 30 March 2015 — retired

Party was Crossbench until 17 Jul 2007

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)

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