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A selection of Lord Lee of Trafford’s votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
9 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Lee of Trafford’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Lee of Trafford’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the reduction in VAT on solar batteries, what plans they have to rectify the current shortage of such batteries.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make targeted hypothecated funds available to keep heated public swimming pools open.
My Lords, in a world of nuclear stockpiles and proliferation risks, our generation has been extraordinarily fortunate—but I worry for our children and grandchildren. Any regime which is prepared to see upwards of 20,000 of its troops killed and thousands injured, create 5 million-plus refugees and brutally devastate a country is quite capable of pressing the nuclear button, be it on the...
More of Lord Lee of Trafford’s recent appearances
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 12 June 2006
Positions held at time of appointment: Non-Executive Director, Emerson Developments (Holding) Ltd and James R Knowles plc and former Member of Parliament. (from Number 10 press release)
Currently held offices
- Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (since 28 Jan 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Sep 2018 to 4 Nov 2019)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (1 Feb 2010 to 6 May 2010)
- Spokesperson for Defence, Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport (4 Feb 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Spokesperson for Defence, Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport (8 Jan 2009 to 4 Feb 2009)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (15 Nov 2007 to 20 Jun 2012)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Defence (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Whip (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (4 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2007)
- Spokesperson in the Lords (Tourism), Culture, Media & Sport (10 Jan 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Trade & Industry (10 Jan 2007 to 4 Jul 2007)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Defence Committee (26 Oct 1990 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (10 Sep 1986 to 26 Jul 1989)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement) (18 Oct 1983 to 9 Sep 1986)
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