Lord Weidenfeld

Former Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Weidenfeld's votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Middle East and North Africa — Motion to Take Note 30 Oct 2014

    My Lords, there are serious fissures in the worldwide alliance against ISIS and new hurdles in the sluggish race for peace in Palestine. History repeats itself with terrifying precision. Seventy years ago, the Warsaw rising of Poland’s military elite was brutally suppressed by the SS and the Wehrmacht. It lasted for 63 days and claimed nearly 250,000 victims. Yet in all that time, the Red...
  • Middle East Peace Settlement — Question for Short Debate 14 Jan 2014

    My Lords, Europe is confronted by three worsening, interpenetrating crises in the Middle East, demanding a new measure of watchfulness, partly because of the somewhat undulating nature of President Obama’s foreign policy of withdrawal and return. The descent of established, although perhaps malgoverned, countries into dysfunctional and even failed states is epitomised by the Syrian tragedy,...
  • Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) 15 May 2013

    My Lords, just as Syrian territory has become a mosaic of every brand of political and religious extremism and operational terrain for barbarous practices, neither the USA nor Europe is in the mood to intervene decisively on the ground or in the air—shades of Iraq and Afghanistan. So in parentheses, the tragedy of at least one of the Iraq campaigns lies not so much in its moral deficit but...

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Profile

Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1976

Left the House of Lords on 20 January 2016 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (24 May 1979 to 13 Nov 1980)

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