Lord Mackie of Benshie

Former Liberal Democrat Peer

A selection of Lord Mackie of Benshie's votes

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  • Voted for more EU integration Show votes 4 votes for, 0 votes against, 11 absences, between 2008–2011
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

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Recent appearances

  • Welfare Reform — Statement 10 Dec 2008

    My Lords, I have been listening to this interesting discussion. In our area, I understand that we have apparently healthy couples who have not worked for years. Apparently, they have close knowledge of this complicated subject, and the clerk, who is dealing with a large number of people, cannot compete with them in putting these arguments. Is this the case?
  • Welfare Reform — Statement 10 Dec 2008

    My Lords, my question related to the people who deal directly with those who have not worked for years, and who are highly skilful in knowing all the ins and outs. Do they have the time to investigate?
  • Afghanistan: Taliban 8 Jul 2008

    My Lords, what support are our troops getting from the Government of Pakistan across the border? When we beat the Taliban, it appears that they run back to their shelters in Pakistan. Are we getting full co-operation?

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Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1974

Left the House of Lords on 17 February 2015 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (6 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (24 Nov 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (1 Dec 1993 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Nov 1981 to 31 Oct 1984)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (26 Nov 1975 to 22 Oct 1991)


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Mackie of Benshie’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 32.70% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 62 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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