Lord Rennard

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections: Costs 14 Sep 2017

    Her Majesty's Government what are the estimated costs of holding (1) the 2016 EU referendum, and (2) the 2017 general election.
  • House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 8 Sep 2017

    My Lords, “It feels like ‘Groundhog Day’,” is an expression that is bound to be used as we debate this issue again. I certainly feel like Bill Murray, who played the weatherman in that film who finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. As the US Congressman Mo Udall once famously commented, “Everything has been said, but not everyone has...
  • House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 8 Sep 2017

    I am grateful for that intervention; that is a highly significant point. It is very clear that some of those most involved in the negotiations of 1999 would not favour our being where we are today, and would favour this Bill making progress. The argument that we cannot discuss this issue or make progress, because of an agreement in 1999, is absurd in terms of parliamentary democracy. What,...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (since 29 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (19 Jan 2011 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)


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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Rennard’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 36 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 58.99% 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") 189 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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