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A selection of Lord Mitchell’s votes
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Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, in 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.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Has never voted on university tuition fees Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2010.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2008–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Mitchell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Mitchell’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, like most noble Lords, I am absolutely thrilled to see Lord Puttnam here today on the steps of the Throne. His wisdom and fingerprints are all over this cracking report and we owe him a great debt of thanks. Speaking very personally, I have to say that it is a real tragedy that he is no longer a Member of this House. My noble friend Lord Lipsey is to be congratulated on stepping...
My Lord, the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, is to be thanked for introducing this debate. My wife Hannah and I have just returned from an amazing holiday. We went to Colombia for a momentous family reunion—momentous because until last year none of us really knew that the other members existed. This was an unusually happy ending to a classic Jewish story of death, tragedy, separation and family...
My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, for introducing the debate, and in particular for starting off by referring to the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He may be 93 years old, but Mahathir Mohamad has given us a powerful backdrop for the debate. Addressing the Cambridge Union a few days ago, he said: “I have some Jewish friends, very good friends. They are not like the...
More of Lord Mitchell’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 24 May 2000
Positions held at time of appointment: Founder and Chairman, Syscap plc (from Number 10 press release)
Currently held offices
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 28 Jan 2021)
- Member, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (6 Sep 2012 to 10 Oct 2013)
- Member, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (29 May 2012 to 10 Oct 2012)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (26 Nov 2009 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (13 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (26 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
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