Baroness Flather

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 Baroness Flather's votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 7 Feb 2020

    My Lords, I make no apology for saying that I feel personally deprived. That is the feeling that I get from other noble Lords: we all feel personally deprived. I cannot say that I have had a burning desire to vote in every general election, but in the two most recent elections I wanted to vote because some very big issues were presented to us. However, we had no vote. The noble Lord, Lord...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 8 Jan 2020

    My Lords, I have something very different to say, as usual. I am going to be very non-politically correct, and I want your Lordships to think about political correctness because I think we have tied ourselves up in knots by giving in to it. It is not a good thing for us. We see things happening but we do not speak about them because it is not politically correct. Who says so? Who says that we...
  • Sharia Law: Marriages - Question 23 Oct 2019

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 June 1990

Party was Conservative until 3 Dec 1998; Crossbench until 31 Jul 1999; Conservative until 12 May 2008

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 19 Mar 2008)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Medical Ethics Select Committee (22 Nov 1993 to 31 Jan 1994)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (15 Nov 1990 to 5 Nov 1993)

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