A selection of Lord Owen’s votes
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Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2011.
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Has never voted on university tuition fees Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2010.
Voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 13 absences, between 2008–2011.
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, in 2011.
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My Lords, the noble Baroness has made a very eloquent speech about the tragedies and the obscene abuses of the laws of war, such that we have not seen for decades. It was impressive that that was supported so strongly by the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Stirrup. For a military leader to spend as much time as he did on that grotesque situation and the necessity to do something about it was...
My Lords, there is a very clear need throughout the allied world for unity, and I shall therefore deal very quickly with the Irish protocol. I believe that there is no way that this country will accept abandoning a treaty by an Act of law without first a serious attempt at arbitration. That is why we have the Vienna conventions, and it is in my view inconceivable that this legislation should...
My Lords, as we debate, people are laying down their lives for the freedom of their country. I know we all respect that very greatly. We are helped in doing so by the serious tone of this debate, particularly the contribution of the noble Lord, Lord Sedwill, who is very welcome. The noble Lord, Lord Robertson, who knows the President of Russia very well and has met him, pointed to what he...
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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)
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