Lord Hattersley

Former Labour Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

Show more detail
11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

A selection of Lord Hattersley’s votes

See full list of topics voted on

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

Recent appearances

  • Leveson Inquiry — Statement 29 Nov 2012

    My Lords, in another place the Prime Minister was less than precise about how a regulatory authority that was not statutorily backed would be constituted. Does the Leader of the House agree that were the regulatory authority to be financed and nominated by the press itself, it would no longer be independent?
  • Education Bill 11 Mar 2002

    My Lords, did I understand my noble friend to say that there is not time to deal with the central point, which has been raised by nine noble Lords during the debate, about the creation of a hierarchy of schools? It has been the major issue of contention during the debate. Surely she does not mean that she will not deal with it at all.
  • Education Bill 11 Mar 2002

    My Lords, when my noble friend Lord Peston set out the advantages and disadvantages of speaking at different times of the day, he did not say that speaking very late in the day enables one to cannibalise other people's good points and, perhaps more importantly, to avoid their errors. I shall not say under which heading it comes, but I do not propose to say how enthusiastic I am for improving...

More of Lord Hattersley’s recent appearances


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 19 May 2017

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Home Secretary (11 Jul 1987 to 1 Jul 1992)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (10 Nov 1983 to 11 Jul 1987)
  • Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (2 Oct 1983 to 18 Jul 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (10 Dec 1980 to 10 Nov 1983)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (10 Dec 1980 to 10 Nov 1983)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (3 May 1979 to 1 Dec 1980)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (3 May 1979 to 1 Dec 1980)
  • Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection (10 Sep 1976 to 5 May 1979)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (1 Jan 1974 to 1 Jan 1976)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1972 to 1 Jan 1974)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1972 to 1 Jan 1972)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Administration) (15 Jul 1969 to 19 Jun 1970)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment and Productivity) (6 Apr 1968 to 15 Jul 1969)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Labour) (1 Mar 1967 to 1 Mar 1968)

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.