Lord Northfield

Former Other Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Lord Northfield's votes

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  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Northfield’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Northfield’s full vote analysis page for more.

Profile

Former Other Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 January 1976

Left the House of Lords on 18 April 2013 — Died

Party was Labour until 13 Jun 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Communities Committee on European Air Fares (10 Jan 1980 to 23 Jul 1980)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G (28 Mar 1979 to 20 Dec 1979)
  • Member, Practice and Procedure Committee (4 Oct 1976 to 24 Jan 1979)

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