Lord Newby

Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • EU Council - Statement 17 Dec 2018

    My Lords, I thank the Leader of the House for repeating the Statement. The following seems to me an accurate summary of the current situation: “Downing Street has stopped selling the Prime Minister’s flawed deal. Instead we have displacement activity designed to distract from last week’s failed renegotiation and a concerted attempt to discredit every plausible alternative as they run...
  • Privileges and Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree 17 Dec 2018

    My Lords, as noble Baroness the Leader of the House said at the start of this debate, I had not intended to intervene, and I strongly support the committee’s report. However, I must publicly dissociate myself from some of the comments made, particularly, I am afraid, by my noble friend—my old friend—Lord McNally. I strongly support the complainant and would not wish her to believe that...
  • Exiting the European Union - Statement 10 Dec 2018

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness the Leader of the House for repeating the Statement. This is a curiously insubstantial Statement. It appears to be a demonstration of one of the Prime Minister’s most tried and tested political tactics: kicking the can down the road for another week. Why? She is open and straightforward about that; she has been listening to what has been said and has...

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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 62 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 64.66% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 954 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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