Lord Briggs

Former Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Lord Briggs's votes

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  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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

Recent appearances

  • Dictionary of National Biography 10 Sep 2004

    My Lords, I am happy to take part in this debate and I should like to begin, as other have done, by thanking the noble Lord, Lord Baker, for having taken the initiative in raising not only the issue of celebrating the new great work of scholarship, but of what we would like the Government to do in universities, schools and other places to follow it through. Like others present, I have been a...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1976

Left the House of Lords on 15 March 2016 — Died

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