Lord Stephen

Former MSP

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Independence Referendum - Private Notice Question 14 Mar 2017

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that there is no justification for a second independence referendum and that the best way for that to be made clear is for the UK Government to make a simple, clear statement to the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people on that issue? It is not what people in Scotland want, not now nor after Brexit. The SNP should stand by the Edinburgh agreement and...
  • Scotland Bill — Third Reading 21 Mar 2016

    My Lords, it seems that the Government had an important decision to make on this issue. Did they want the Sewel convention, or the legislative consent convention as it has now become known, at least in the Scottish Parliament, to continue as a convention or did they want to convert it into statute? In truth, the answer is that they are making a mess of that decision. In a sense they are...
  • Scotland Bill - Report (2nd Day) 29 Feb 2016

    My Lords, this is all complex, although perhaps not as overwhelmingly complex as the fiscal framework itself. However, I am very pleased that the Government have brought forward amendments to respond to the views of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. At this late hour, I do not intend going into all the detail, but it is interesting to note that, instead of—as the...

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Liberal Democrat Peer, Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Aberdeen South

Entered the House of Lords on 7 February 2011

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

Also represented Aberdeen South

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Scotland) (1 Jun 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)

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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Stephen’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 55.41% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — 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") 41 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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