Lord Grenfell

Former Labour Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

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A selection of Lord Grenfell’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading 28 Mar 2014

    I am most grateful to the noble Lord but I should correct him on one point. This is a report from a group of Labour Peers to their fellow Peers; it does not mean that it is Labour Party policy. It is the views expressed by a group of Labour Peers of what we think might be, and would like to see as, Labour policy. The other point is that we are certainly not recommending an appointed House. We...
  • House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading 28 Mar 2014

    My Lords, I am sorry to miss out on that viscountcy, but a barony gets you quite far in Paris, anyway—at least these days it is not to the guillotine. When I was studying modern languages at King’s, Cambridge, some 58 years ago, I struggled through the plays of a 19th-century Viennese dramatist and poet called Franz Grillparzer. That is not an exercise that I would recommend to any...
  • Ukraine — Statement 4 Mar 2014

    My Lords, I sometimes think that we are living in a bit of a dream world here. If anybody listened to President Putin’s press conference late this morning, as I did, they would have been left in absolutely no doubt whatever that he is unimpressed by all the threats that are being made against him. He may not in his heart of hearts believe that, but that is what he is saying. He is not...

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 April 2000

Left the House of Lords on 1 October 2014 — retired

Positions held at time of appointment: Former Advisor to the World Bank (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Labour until 12 Nov 2002; Non-affiliated until 2 Jun 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (4 Jul 2013 to 31 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees (13 Nov 2002 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Member, European Union Committee (3 Dec 1998 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (3 Jun 1997 to 7 Nov 2002)

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