Lord Skidelsky

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Lord Skidelsky’s votes

See full list of topics voted on

  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • 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 university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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

Recent appearances

  • EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note 8 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I hope your Lordships will forgive me for not speculating about what this measure will bring forth: it is too long and the time too short. Instead, I will use my meagre ration of minutes to advance two historical reflections. The first concerns the law of unintended consequences. David Cameron’s clever tactic was to promise a referendum in 2015 to dish Mr Farage and to keep...
  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 19 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I join others in congratulating the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman of Ullock, on her excellent maiden speech. I want to confine my remarks to Part 5 of the Bill. I find myself swayed by two completely opposite accusations of bad faith.  The Government accuse EU negotiators of bad faith in seeking to erect unreasonable customs barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of...
  • Covid-19: Masks - Question for Short Debate 11 Jun 2020

    My Lords, I welcome the Government’s decision to make mask wearing compulsory on public transport from 15 June, but I believe that this needs to be accompanied by two further measures. First, mask wearing should be encouraged by distributing free masks to all households. Japan and Turkey have done just that. Secondly, the recommended measurement for social distancing should be cut. We are...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1991

Currently held offices

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 15 May 2018)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (9 Oct 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (22 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (12 Nov 1991 to 3 Nov 1994)

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