The Bishop of Manchester

Former Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Iraq 24 Sep 2002

    My Lords, like many noble Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this debate on a matter of such crucial importance to the world, both today and tomorrow. I should like to add my congratulations to the Prime Minister for his endeavours in what still is a very difficult situation. More than that, as I am retiring at the end of this month as Bishop of Manchester, I should...
  • Adoption and Children Bill 10 Jun 2002

    My Lords, I ask for the understanding of the House if, after I have spoken, I leave in the vain attempt to return to Manchester tonight. Like other noble Lords, I acknowledge the need to update the Adoption Act 1976, given that much has changed over the past 26 years, not least the age of the majority of children in need of adoption, a point already made. These children need the best possible...
  • Adoption and Children Bill 10 Jun 2002

    My Lords, I do not say that at all. I have not yet finished what I have to say. The noble Lord will hear my point in a few moments, if I may be allowed to proceed. In speaking, I am conscious that today there is considerable pressure to equalise all relationships—female and female, female and male, male and male—and to regard all relationships as being of equal worth. That is so much so...

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Left the House of Lords on 30 September 2002

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