A selection of Lord Lester of Herne Hill's votes
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Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2008–2011
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, in 2011
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I have voted against a three-line whip on earlier amendments of this kind, and will do so again today on this amendment, or any others like it. I entirely agree with the Minister in all respects. The Bill is now fit for purpose and represents a fair compromise. Without making a meal of it, I regard the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord McNally, and similar ones, as unnecessary...
My Lords, it is a great pleasure on this occasion to speak after my noble friend Lord McNally and to agree with him. I am very glad to do so. Although he does not think much of lawyers, he would make a wonderful lawyer—and I mean that as a compliment. So far as this amendment is concerned, although the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, went back to the proclamations in explaining its...
I wonder whether I will win the sympathy of the House by saying that I am not going to make a speech. All I want to say is that I have given notice to my Chief Whip, as a cuckoo in the nest, that I cannot support these amendments and that if there is a Division I shall vote against them. The only other point I wish to make was made by the noble Lord, Lord Black, in passing, at the conclusion...
More of Lord Lester of Herne Hill’s recent appearances
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1993
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (17 Oct 2017 to 21 Nov 2018)
- Member, Constitution Committee (12 Jun 2013 to 12 May 2016)
- Spokesperson for Women and Equality (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Spokesperson in the Lords (Discrimination Law Refrom), Women and Equality (21 Jul 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Discrimination Law Reform, Work & Pensions (25 Oct 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
- Women & Equality, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (10 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (21 Mar 2006 to 10 Jan 2007)
- Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (26 Nov 2003 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (3 Jul 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F (28 Oct 1996 to 11 Nov 1999)
- Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (23 Nov 1994 to 17 Oct 1996)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E (22 Nov 1994 to 17 Oct 1996)
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