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A selection of Lord Wallace of Saltaire’s votes
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Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
10 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2008–2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Wallace of Saltaire’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Wallace of Saltaire’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, the response to this extraordinary event has been extremely good. I hope the Minister will agree with me that the local responses were as important as the national effort. This reinforces the argument that we need to pay more attention to ensuring that our local authorities, their public health officers and others play a larger role and have the resources necessary to help their...
My Lords, the Minister makes the best of sometimes rather weak cases when putting them forward. He knows the Prime Minister much better than I do. Does he occasionally wonder whether the Prime Minister—a declared disruptor of our institutions—wants to undermine the current constitution of our second Chamber by flooding us with more and more appointments, and whether that will push us...
My Lords, in our commemoration of the centenary of World War I, we put a great deal of effort into the reconciliation between ourselves and our enemy Germany. As we look at commemorating the 250th anniversary of the American war of independence, could we put the same amount of effort into what was our other main enemy in that war, which was of course France? The battles of Chesapeake Bay and...
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1995
Currently held offices
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (since 23 Jul 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jun 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
- Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (5 Sep 2011 to 7 May 2015)
- Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (13 Oct 2010 to 7 May 2015)
- Deputy Leader in the House of Lords, Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Home Affairs (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Deputy Leader, House of Lords (15 Nov 2004 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (25 Mar 1998 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F (3 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 2000)
- Member, European Union Committee (3 Jun 1997 to 7 Nov 2002)
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