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A selection of Lord Denham’s votes
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Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2011.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2011.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Denham’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Denham’s full vote analysis page for more.
There is slight unhappiness that the noble Lord, who is probably speaking for longer than the permitted limit, will not stay for the end.
My Lords, when on Monday and Tuesday of last week your Lordships debated a Motion not dissimilar from today's, most noble Lords opened their remarks by saying that in their view this House badly needed a reform, but not that one. Much the same could be said about today. I confess I am somewhat surprised by this sudden passion for more reform. At the time I made my maiden speech in your...
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Former Conservative Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1948
Left the House of Lords on 26 April 2021
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (2 Dec 2004 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (8 Dec 2003 to 7 May 2005)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (10 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Select Committee on the Ceremony of Introduction (17 Dec 1997 to 30 Apr 1998)
- Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (4 May 1979 to 31 May 1991)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (15 Mar 1978 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (15 Mar 1978 to 17 Oct 1996)
- Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (15 Mar 1978 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (15 Mar 1978 to 3 Nov 1994)
- Member, Leave of Absence and Lords' Expenses Committee (15 Mar 1978 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, Adminstration Sub Committee (17 Nov 1977 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, Practice and Procedure Committee (17 Nov 1977 to 24 Jan 1979)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (20 Nov 1975 to 3 Nov 1994)
- Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (20 Nov 1975 to 3 Nov 1994)
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