Lord Newby

Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) 21 Feb 2018

    That is simply untrue. The position of these Benches has been that the House of Lords has a very valuable role to play. At the time, we sought the support of the Conservative Members of the coalition to reform the membership of your Lordships’ House on a democratic basis. That is a very different proposition to seeking to abolish it.
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) 21 Feb 2018

    My Lords, I speak in support of Amendment 6, one of the earlier amendments in the group. It would simply require that a report be laid before Parliament, “outlining the effect of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the single market and customs union on the United Kingdom’s economy”. This is a starter for 10 for the Minister, which he should be able to agree...
  • Black Rod - Retirement of Lieutenant General David Leakey and introduction of Sarah Clarke 20 Feb 2018

    My Lords, on behalf of these Benches I too welcome Sarah Clarke very warmly to the House. I and my colleagues look forward very much to working with her. I also express our thanks to Neil Baverstock for serving as acting Black Rod in the intervening weeks since David Leakey’s retirement. We are extremely grateful to him for filling this role with his customary professionalism. David...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 12 Oct 2016)
  • Member, House of Lords Commission (since 12 Oct 2016)
  • Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords (since 13 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Consultative Panel on Parliamentary Security (since 18 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (since 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (since 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 14 May 2012)
  • Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (since 9 May 2012)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (1 Sep 2016 to 27 Oct 2016)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Chief Whip (27 May 2015 to 13 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (20 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (16 May 2012 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Joint Committee on Security (9 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Lords Spokesperson (HM Treasury) (Whip) (9 May 2012 to 7 May 2015)
  • Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) (9 May 2012 to 7 May 2015)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Spokesperson for the Treasury (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Treasury (22 Feb 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Treasury (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (24 Jan 2002 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (7 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Newby’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 64.33% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 915 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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