Lord Elis-Thomas

Plaid Cymru

A selection of Lord Elis-Thomas's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes 2 votes for, 0 votes against, 13 absences, between 2008–2011
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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Recent appearances

  • Nuclear Energy: Small Modular Reactors - Question 24 Apr 2017

    My Lords—
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) 20 Feb 2017

    My Lords, it is always a privilege to follow my former colleague from down the Corridor and to hear him speak so eloquently on human rights issues, on which I fully agree with him. I will not engage with his comments on the internal affairs of Scotland but I will speak about the consequences of this Bill in relation to the internal structure of the United Kingdom and the relationships between...
  • Wales Bill - Third Reading 18 Jan 2017

    My Lords, I add my thanks to the Minister, who is an old colleague of mine—sorry, not an old colleague but a former colleague—in the National Assembly. His great achievement then, which I have alluded to before, even in this place perhaps, was converting the Welsh Conservative Party into a Welsh Conservative Party and a pro-devolution Conservative Party, as we saw most firmly...

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Plaid Cymru Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 September 1992

Party was Crossbench until 18 Jan 2012

Other offices held in the past

  • Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales (12 May 1999 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Ceremony of Introduction (17 Dec 1997 to 30 Apr 1998)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Nov 1996 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (22 Nov 1994 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 17 Apr 1989)
  • Leader of Plaid Cymru (1 Jul 1984 to 1 Jul 1991)
  • Member, Education, Science & Arts Committee (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)

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  • Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Elis-Thomas’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 3.61% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below 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") 44 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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