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A selection of Lord Bach’s votes
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Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
13 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Bach’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Bach’s full vote analysis page for more.
Would the noble Lord forgive me for a moment? I know his view has always been consistent on this, but the truth of the matter is that the Bill got through only because of the support of both parties in the coalition; one of those parties was the Liberal Democrats. It is very easy to say now that you are not in favour of it as a party, but you clearly were in favour of it because you passed it...
I am sorry that it has taken so long. I have waited a long time for this opportunity in the Committee and I am sorry if I have abused it. A good police and crime commissioner should be a combination of a diplomat and an innovator, with a sense of responsibility while doing the job. I am glad to say that the vast majority of them, if not all, see the position in that light. They deserve some...
My Lords, Amendment 292D is in my name. I hope that noble Lords will indulge me if I respond with a few remarks on Amendments 278 and 279. I will do it all in one go and be as brief as I can. I do not intend to take up very much of the Committee’s time with these issues. Amendment 292D perhaps should not be part of this group but it is, so I will move ahead with it. It is because of the...
More of Lord Bach’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1998
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (18 Sep 2015 to 12 May 2016)
- Shadow Attorney General (3 Dec 2014 to 12 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (8 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Government Whip (8 Nov 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Government Whip (7 Nov 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Draft Legal Services Bill (Joint Committee) (23 May 2006 to 25 Jul 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Farming, Food and Sustainable Energy) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement) (12 Jun 2001 to 10 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (11 Jun 2001 to 11 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (20 Nov 2000 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Government Whip (28 Jul 1999 to 20 Nov 2000)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E (24 Nov 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
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