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The Bishop of Manchester

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A selection of the Bishop of Manchester's votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]: Second Reading 19 Oct 2012

    My Lords, I echo the warm words of congratulation and appreciation for the characteristically heartfelt and informed speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Cox. In February 2008, many column acres in the national media were given over to my friend and colleague, the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury, and to his supposed views on Sharia law. I say "supposed" because a large amount...
  • Inheritance (Cohabitants) Bill [HL]: Second Reading 19 Oct 2012

    My Lords, the Bill introduced by the noble Lord, Lord Lester of Herne Hill, provides a valuable opportunity to consider issues that are of considerable and increasing importance for a large number of people in our society. Reference has already been made to the Law Commission's 2007 report in which proposals were made for addressing the financial hardship suffered by cohabitants or their...
  • Education: Development of Excellence — Motion to Take Note 18 Oct 2012

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for this debate. The recent Church School of the Future review highlights the Church of England's aspiration for the 1 million pupils in our schools to experience excellent education. The Manchester diocese educates more children in these schools than any other diocese. We entirely support the noble Baroness's emphasis on not narrowing our understanding or...

More of The Bishop of Manchester’s recent appearances


Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 1997

Left the House of Lords on 17 January 2013 — retired

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all the Bishop of Manchester’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 4.55% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • 21 people are tracking this peer
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 62 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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