The Bishop of Wakefield

Former Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of the Bishop of Wakefield's votes

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  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes 0 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, in 2011

We have lots more plain English analysis of the Bishop of Wakefield’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit the Bishop of Wakefield’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Moldova 2 Apr 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other European Union member states about bringing forward the signing and ratification of the European Union’s Association Agreement with Moldova.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Moldova 2 Apr 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any decision has yet been taken to send European Union observers to monitor the parliamentary elections to be held in Moldova later this year.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Moldova 2 Apr 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what political and military assurances, if any, they have given to the government of Moldova regarding the territorial independence and sovereignty of that country.

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Profile

Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2009

Left the House of Lords on 20 April 2014 — retired

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