Lord Bhatia

Non-affiliated Peer

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A selection of Lord Bhatia’s votes

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  • 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 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

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

Recent appearances

  • Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Welsh Forms) Order 2021 - Motion to Approve 4 Mar 2021

    My Lords, the Explanatory Memorandum for the 2012 order was prepared by the Home Office. It states that that SI “prescribes bilingual (English and Welsh) versions of ballot papers to be used in Wales at Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 15 November 2012.” It also states that the 2011 Act “provides for the establishment of a directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for...
  • Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill - Report: Amendment 12 3 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I fully agree that the different treatment is justified because of the consequences of the early release of the offender. The offender must remain for the maximum sentence of 25 years as stated in the Bill.
  • Northampton Town Football Club - Question 3 Mar 2021

    [Inaudible]—the football club will not be able to repay the loan in view of the pandemic restrictions.

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 June 2001

Party was Other until 8 Jul 2001; Crossbench until 20 Oct 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee On Religious Offences (15 May 2002 to 10 Apr 2003)

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