The Bishop of Lichfield

Former Peer

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A selection of the Bishop of Lichfield's votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • House of Lords Reform — Motion to Take Note (Continued) 15 Sep 2015

    (Valedictory Speech) My Lords, one of my few really painful regrets is that I have not spent more time in your Lordships’ House, not least because of all the characters that one meets along these corridors. I remember that the first time I had a sandwich lunch here, I found myself sitting between one Peer who had just made a killing in his Bond Street gallery and another who had been in...
  • Education: Citizenship — Question 14 Jan 2015

    My Lords, will the Minister join me in congratulating the young people highlighted by the I Will campaign, who have so ably demonstrated the impact that young people can have in transforming their own communities?
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram — Question 30 Oct 2014

    My Lords, what does the Minister make of the claims recently made by journalists that the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are being held as trophies for various tribal leaders, as is apparently common in these regions, and that they will be released as soon as some way is found to flatter these leaders?

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 3 November 2009

Left the House of Lords on 30 September 2015

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