Lord Leitch

Labour Peer

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A selection of Lord Leitch's votes

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  • Voted for more EU integration Show votes 3 votes for, 0 votes against, 12 absences, between 2008–2011
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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

Recent appearances

  • Health and Social Care Bill 25 Mar 2008

    My Lords, I begin by declaring my interests as set out in the Register of Lords' Interests, in particular my role as chairman of BUPA, which provides independent health and social care to 8 million people worldwide. I also passionately believe in and support the National Health Service. Both elements—publicly-owned and independent—are, and always will be, indispensable parts of a single...
  • Skills Base 28 Jun 2007

    My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for speaking with such eloquence, expertise and conviction on such a crucial subject for our nation's future. For me it has been a real privilege and a great experience to listen to these immensely valuable contributions. It is clear that skill levels massively influence our economy and our society at every level. Where we are today in skills is simply not...
  • Skills Base 28 Jun 2007

    rose to call attention to the development of the United Kingdom's skills base; and to move for Papers. My Lords, it is my privilege to move this Motion on skills and to speak on this auspicious first day of a new Prime Minister. Two years ago I was asked by the Government to undertake an independent review of the UK's long-term skill needs in order to, "maximise economic growth, productivity...

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, National Employment Panel and formerly Chief Executive, Zurich Financial Services (UKISA Asia Pacific) Ltd. (from Number 10 press release)

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