A selection of Lord Newby's votes
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Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
6 votes for, 4 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2011
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My Lords, it seems extraordinary that the Chequers Brexit summit was little over a fortnight ago and that the Government’s White Paper embodying the Chequers agreement is a mere 10 days old. At the time, it all seemed so rosy for the Prime Minister: “Chequers-mate: Theresa May ambush routs cabinet Brexiteers”, screamed the Sunday Times, for example. Well, it does not look so...
My Lords, it is very interesting that the noble Lord should ask that question. We are talking about the most important issue that the country has faced in my lifetime, and I can give him an absolute assurance, as I have said many times—including to him in response to identical questions—that, if there were such a referendum, it would lance the boil of this question. We would...
I think that things have moved on since the last general election. At the time of the election, a lot of people believed the slogan on the bus; a lot of people believed a whole raft of things about EU membership, or leaving the EU, which have proved to be false. All I am doing is explaining how public opinion currently stands. The noble Lord might not like it, but that is where we stand. If...
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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)
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- Has spoken in 54 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 64.61% 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") 945 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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