Lord Purvis of Tweed

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade)

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • Gulf Countries and Qatar - Question for Short Debate 11 Jul 2017

    My Lords, I find myself again in the fortunate position of following the noble Lord, Lord Judd. It is always a pleasure to do so. I agreed with almost everything that he said, and what I agreed with most was that it was a pleasure to listen to the wisdom and wise counsel of the noble Lord, Lord Luce, in this debate. Along with others, I commend the noble Lord, Lord Collins, for allowing us to...
  • Middle East (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note 4 Jul 2017

    My Lords, I refer noble Lords to my entry in the register of interests and to the more than 20 visits over the past year or so that I have made to the region. The title of this debate and the report call for a time of new realism. The speech made by the noble Lord, Lord Stone, suggests that we also should not totally lose sight of idealism, but it is very hard, given the fact that the first...
  • Development Aid Budget - Motion to Take Note 3 Jul 2017

    I do not wish to interrupt the Minister’s flow, but he has quite substantially moved on from the area of the DAC and OEDC. With the greatest respect, I was waiting for him to answer the point that a number of noble Lords across the Chamber asked about the line in his party’s manifesto that, if there were no agreement within the OEDC and DAC, the Government would propose unilateral...

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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 36 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 73.93% 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") 77 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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