The Bishop of Bristol

Former Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of the Bishop of Bristol’s votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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

Recent appearances

  • Channel Crossings in Small Boats - Commons Urgent Question 3 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the Minister referred to the refugee resettlement scheme. However, as far as we can tell, refugee resettlement remains paused since March. Can she tell me what plans the Government have to launch the new global resettlement scheme and why they have continued deportations and not inward refugee resettlement?
  • Channel Crossings in Small Boats - Commons Urgent Question 3 Sep 2020

    The global resettlement scheme.
  • Covid-19 - Statement 3 Sep 2020

    My Lords, North Bristol NHS Trust has recently reported on an audit of 110 patients discharged after being severely ill with Covid-19. Of these, 75% were still experiencing serious symptoms three months later. This is just part of the mounting evidence of the long-term effects of Covid-19 even on those with mild infection in the acute phase. What steps are the Government taking to raise...

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 16 July 2009

Left the House of Lords on 30 September 2017 — retired

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