Lord Elton

Conservative Peer

A selection of Lord Elton's votes

See full list of topics voted on

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Elton’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Elton’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Committee 1 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I came as a spectator, but I am fascinated by what we are being asked to do. I need to be a little clearer on the mechanics. Not being familiar with the legislation, but listening to the right reverend Prelate and others, it appears to me that if the Act of 2013 did not exist, the clergy would be under a compulsion to marry against their principles. Surely the effect of the...
  • Zimbabwe - Private Notice Question 21 Jan 2019

    My Lords, as one who went on the inspection of independence elections in Rhodesia in 1979, I can say that there is a sickening familiarity in what is happening. There was a glorious burst of democratic enthusiasm, of friendliness, of brotherhood and of peace. I stood next to the district commissioner, who, four days before that election, said, “I cannot believe what I am seeing. Those guys...
  • House of Lords: Sittings - Motion to Resolve 20 Dec 2018

    I do not wish to give the noble Lord reason to extend his oration but I would like an explanation of how he feels that this House will have any effect on the executive decisions of the House of Commons, who have never listened to our arguments about this before and are unlikely to do so in the future. It seems to me that we would just be beating the earth to no purpose.

More of Lord Elton’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)


Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1973

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (23 Oct 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (15 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (24 Jan 2002 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (23 Nov 1999 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (23 Nov 1993 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (3 Dec 1990 to 5 Nov 1993)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (6 Dec 1988 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (18 Nov 1982 to 15 May 1987)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Elton’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 64.47% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • 3 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Elton’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 578 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.