Lord Purvis of Tweed

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade)

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • NHS: Brexit-related Risks - Question 5 Jul 2018

    My Lords, I declare an interest as the son of an ambulance driver who drove ambulances for the NHS for nearly half of its existence. Some 45 million packs of patients’ medicines are exported from the UK every year, and 37 million are imported into the UK every month. Merck, GSK and AstraZeneca have all forecast that if we leave the customs union, it could take five to 10 years for any...
  • Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee 28 Jun 2018

    What are the Government's priorities for preventing and countering violent extremism – Lord Purvis of Tweed. Short debate
  • G7 Summit and Future Trade Relations - Question for Short Debate 21 Jun 2018

    We are grateful for the Minister’s very clear response to the debate. While I was in Washington last week it was apparent that there is some lack of transparency over what issues are discussed and the scope of the working group’s discussions. Will the Government lay in the Library some more information about the meetings, their scope and the meetings that are planned for this...

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Liberal Democrat Peer, Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2013

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

Also represented Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade) (since 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, International Relations Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2015)


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  • Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Purvis of Tweed’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 74.11% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 91 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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