Lord Dixon

Former Labour 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

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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A selection of Lord Dixon's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Roads: A184 11 Jul 2011

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when the work of the Highway Agency on the A184 White Mare Pool intersection, which began in February 2010 at an original estimated cost of £2.9 million, will be complete; what will be the estimated final cost; and how late is the completion date in comparison to the original timescale.
  • Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (16th Day) 1 Feb 2011

    Why not just send them a copy of the election that took place in the House of Lords in 2003? You could not get a more educated electorate than the one we have here. There were 603 Peers eligible to vote and 423 voted. There were 82 candidates. The successful candidate was chosen after the 42nd transfer of votes or recount, and I am told that one Peer voted from one to 82. I have no doubt that...
  • Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (13th Day) 25 Jan 2011

    My Lords, first, I thank my noble friend Lord Graham for his kind words, which I have not earned. I will talk about the amendments dealing with the River Tyne. I spent 32 years working as a shipwright on both sides of the River Tyne. I do not think that the Boundary Commission or the Minister realise the rivalry that exists between the north and south. I served my time on the south side of...

More of Lord Dixon’s recent appearances


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 9 February 2016

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (4 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (6 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (18 Feb 1991 to 16 Apr 1996)
  • Member, House of Commons: Catering Sub-Committee (30 Oct 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee (5 Dec 1989 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Employment Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)
  • Member, House of Commons: Catering Sub-Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 8 Dec 1983)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee (8 Apr 1981 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): Computer Sub-Committee (8 Apr 1981 to 8 Dec 1983)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (27 Mar 1981 to 8 Dec 1983)

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