Lord Fitt

Former Independent Socialist 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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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland 22 Feb 2005

    My Lords, there cannot be anyone in your Lordships' House or in the House of Commons who can feel any degree of optimism about the present situation in Northern Ireland. Let us analyse what has brought this about. It was the enormity of the money stolen from the Northern Bank coinciding with the brutal murder of the young IRA man. We have been here before. That was one murder of a young IRA...
  • Electoral Registration (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] 22 Feb 2005

    Yesterday, when I first noticed that 83,000 people had failed to register to vote, I thought that was a very high and inflated figure. Northern Ireland has only a small electorate overall and 83,000 people who registered the previous year have refused to register this year. Did the electoral officer go down any road to ascertain why those 83,000 people did not register or did not want to...
  • Personal Statement: The Lord Fitt 22 Feb 2005

    My Lords, I wish to make a personal statement. Earlier today I inadvertently stated that the murder of Robert McCartney in Belfast was the murder of a young IRA man. What I had intended to say was that it was the IRA murder of a young man. I apologise to the House. I was of course talking about the IRA and the murders it has committed of innocent people.

More of Lord Fitt’s recent appearances


Former Independent Socialist Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1983

Left the House of Lords on 26 August 2005

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader of the Social Democratic & Labour Party (24 Aug 1970 to 22 Nov 1979)

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