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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Lord Wakeham's votes
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Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Almost always voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, in 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
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Wakeham’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Wakeham’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I will do my best to keep the speed debating going. It is some time since I was directly involved in the affairs of the press as chairman of the Press Complaints Commission. Back then, the name Google was barely mentioned and Facebook had not even been invented. Times have changed, but one thing remains constant; the crucial importance of a free press in a democracy. I have learned...
My Lords, the last few times I have spoken in this House, I have been preceded by a bishop. I wonder if those who draw up these lists have been trying to send me a message. I enjoyed, as I always do, the speech of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Portsmouth. I live just outside his diocese. I am very pleased that the Government have made clear that they intend to develop proposals for...
My Lords, first, I say to the right reverend Prelate how much we appreciated her speech today and on other occasions. It takes me back 25 years, to when I was Leader of the House and invited the then Archbishop of Canterbury to have dinner with me, because I thought the Bishops were very good at saying Prayers but never made much of a contribution afterwards. I felt that many of them had a...
More of Lord Wakeham’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1992
Currently held offices
- Member, Lord Speaker's committee on the size of the House (since 20 Dec 2016)
- Member, House of Lords Commission (since 1 Sep 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (6 Dec 2016 to 17 Mar 2017)
- Member, House Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
- Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Jan 2014 to 11 Mar 2014)
- Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Dec 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (9 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (26 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Joint Committee on Security (26 Nov 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, House Committee (Lords) (13 Nov 2007 to 15 May 2013)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (27 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Economic Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2003 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (2 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 1993 to 3 Nov 1994)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (23 Nov 1993 to 3 Nov 1994)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (1 Jun 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (20 May 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
- Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (20 May 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
- Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (20 May 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
- Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords (10 Apr 1992 to 19 Jul 1994)
- Secretary of State for Energy (24 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
- Chair, Privileges Committee (22 Nov 1988 to 14 Nov 1989)
- Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (10 Jan 1988 to 23 Jul 1989)
- Chair, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 27 Jul 1989)
- Chair, House of Commons (Services) Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 26 Jul 1989)
- Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons (13 Jun 1987 to 9 Jan 1988)
- Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) (11 Jun 1983 to 12 Jun 1987)
- Minister of State (HM Treasury) (6 Apr 1982 to 13 Jun 1983)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Industry) (15 Sep 1981 to 6 Apr 1982)
- Government Whip (9 Jan 1981 to 15 Sep 1981)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (16 May 1979 to 9 Jan 1981)
- Member, Expenditure Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)
- Member, Expenditure: Trade & Industry Sub-Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)
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