Lord Owen

Independent Social Democrat Peer

A selection of Lord Owen's votes

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  • 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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Voted against more EU integration Show votes 0 votes for, 2 votes against, 13 absences, between 2008–2011
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Motion 4 Apr 2019

    My Lords, I speak at a very difficult time for our whole country. However we see this debate in this Chamber, we have to consider how it will be seen outside of it. For what it is worth, if I had still been a Member of another place, I would have voted in principle against this Bill. It raises serious constitutional implications for another place, and I hope that very soon it will look at its...
  • Brexit: Parliamentary Approval of the Outcome of Negotiations with the European Union - Motion to Take Note 28 Jan 2019

    My Lords, the French have a saying that for all the ifs in the world, you could put Paris in a bottle. We have spent a lot of time on ifs in this debate. The issues will now be settled not here but in the House of Commons, and the House of Commons is pretty close to doing something which we need to be very careful about, which is to reject an international treaty that has been agreed by 27...
  • Constitutional Convention - Motion to Take Note 13 Dec 2018

    My Lords, I strongly support the Motion and the concept behind it. We cannot go on in this country, particularly in a post-Brexit situation, without doing more to bring together all parts of the United Kingdom. Postponing this issue is one of our most serious and grave errors. I also believe that the noble Lord has made the most realistic proposition. It will not be done by this Government....

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Independent Social Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 30 June 1992

Party was Crossbench until 3 Mar 2014

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader of the Social Democratic Party (3 Mar 1988 to 6 Jun 1990)
  • Leader of the Social Democratic Party (21 Jun 1983 to 6 Aug 1987)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Energy (3 May 1979 to 1 Nov 1980)
  • Foreign Secretary (21 Feb 1977 to 4 May 1979)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (10 Sep 1976 to 21 Feb 1977)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Security) (26 Jul 1974 to 10 Sep 1976)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) (8 Mar 1974 to 26 Jul 1974)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Royal Navy) (3 Jul 1968 to 18 Jun 1970)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Owen’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 1.46% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 104 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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