Lord Grantchester


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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Environment and Climate Change - Motion to Take Note 23 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, and his committee for producing such a timely and authoritative report. It made the point clearly that the threads of EU environmental policy are woven through many aspects of the UK’s relationship with the EU. Not only did environmental policy play little part in the referendum campaign; I would hazard that no one made the...
  • Shale Gas - Question for Short Debate 7 Mar 2017

    I thank the noble Lord, Lord Truscott, for initiating this debate on fracking. It concerns the important question of the nature of the UK’s future energy mix and whether fracking has an acceptable role to play. The continuing debate and your Lordships’ contributions tonight are serious matters. I commiserate with the noble Lord, Lord Truscott, should he consider that being...
  • Rural Areas: Income - Question 7 Mar 2017

    My Lords, the Commission for Rural Communities was established in 2005 by the last Labour Administration, to promote awareness of rural needs among decision-makers across government. It produced some key reports on rural life, highlighting that those living in poverty in rural areas, often in geographical isolation, can be harder to identify and help. But the coalition Government scrapped the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 November 2003

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 14 Jul 2016)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (since 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 1 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (since 6 Dec 2004)

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (3 Jun 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)


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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Grantchester’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 47.06% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 124 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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