Lord Purvis of Tweed

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade)

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) 22 Jun 2017

    My Lords, I join other noble Lords in expressing condolences to those who tragically lost their lives and, as the son of an emergency worker—my dad was an ambulance driver all his life—I pay tribute to our emergency services, which have played such an exemplary role over recent weeks. As Her Majesty said before the Queen’s Speech, the country is in many respects going...
  • Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note 16 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I have been in this House for only three years and do not have the depth of experience of many noble Lords who have contributed so well to the debate regarding the Commonwealth. Over those three years it has been a real privilege for me to develop my knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth. It is a privilege of mine to serve alongside the noble Baroness, Lady Hooper, on the...
  • Brexit: Commonwealth, Trade and Migration - Question 13 Mar 2017

    My Lords, the United Kingdom currently enjoys free trade agreements with 32 out of the 52 Commonwealth countries by virtue of our membership of the European Union customs union. The Commonwealth Secretariat has said that if we leave that union and revert to World Trade Organization rules, such positive trading relations with those countries cannot be guaranteed, and not only that; the...

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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 39 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 74.13% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 73 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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