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  • Older Persons: Human Rights and Care - Motion to Take Note 16 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I also thank my noble friend Lord Foulkes for initiating this extremely important debate. When I reflected on what to say in my five minutes, I intended to talk about something that has not been widely covered: isolation and loneliness among old people. I am going to change tack a little, but it is important that isolation and loneliness are addressed. The impact of being lonely on...
  • Public Sector Pay Cap - Question for Short Debate 13 Jul 2017

    My Lords, I also thank my noble friend Lord Haskel for initiating this debate. With my union, the National Union of Public Employees, I spent a working lifetime thinking about how to help public service workers to improve their pay and conditions and how to be properly and fairly valued by the people they served. Back in 1970 when I started, with the so-called “dirty jobs” strike...
  • Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note 12 Jan 2017

    My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lady Massey for instigating this debate. I will speak about the Tees Valley. The IPPR report states that the Tees Valley is going through a transition. That may be so but we have well-worked-out ambitions for growth in four major sectors: advanced manufacturing, energy, digital, and health innovation. We also have a highly productive workforce, a strong...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Sawyer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 61.92% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 64 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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