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A selection of Lord Wallace of Tankerness’s votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
5 votes for, 5 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
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.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Wallace of Tankerness’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Wallace of Tankerness’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I am pleased to follow the noble Lord, Lord Sandhurst, and express my delight at being able to participate in this important and timely debate initiated by the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury. I am also pleased to speak not only as a Member of your Lordships’ House but from the perspective of Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. That is a...
My Lords, it is a great privilege to follow all the speeches so far, which have so compellingly made the case for the common frameworks process. I wish to speak in favour of the amendments in this group, which have been spoken to so effectively by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope of Craighead. These are amendments which, rightly, seek to give effect and primacy to decisions agreed under...
My Lords, I follow on from the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, by paying tribute to my successor as Advocate-General for Scotland, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Keen of Elie. I have known the noble and learned Lord for over 40 years, and he is undoubtedly one of the best advocates of our generation. When a lawyer of his calibre and experience says that he found it...
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Entered the House of Lords on 13 November 2007
Party was Liberal Democrat until 4 Jan 2021
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Constitution Committee (12 Jun 2018 to 29 Apr 2021)
- Member, House of Lords Commission (1 Sep 2016 to 12 Oct 2016)
- Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, House Committee (Lords) (17 Oct 2013 to 31 Aug 2016)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (17 Oct 2013 to 12 Oct 2016)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (17 Oct 2013 to 27 Oct 2016)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (17 Oct 2013 to 27 Oct 2016)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (17 Oct 2013 to 27 Oct 2016)
- Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (15 Oct 2013 to 7 May 2015)
- Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords (1 Oct 2013 to 13 Sep 2016)
- Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
- Lords Spokesperson (Attorney General's Office) (12 May 2010 to 7 May 2015)
- Lords Spokesperson (Wales Office) (12 May 2010 to 5 Sep 2012)
- The Advocate-General for Scotland (12 May 2010 to 7 May 2015)
- Lords Spokesperson (Scotland Office) (12 May 2010 to 7 May 2015)
- Member, Constitution Committee (9 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (6 May 2008 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Member, Committee of Selection (26 Oct 1987 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, Procedure Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee (16 Dec 1985 to 15 May 1987)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Dec 1985 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (5 Dec 1985 to 15 May 1987)
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