The Bishop of Derby

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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 Derby'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 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

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

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Recovery Strategies - Motion to Take Note 11 Jun 2020

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, for securing this vital debate. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the life of every child in this country. Many of their households face reduced income, irregular working hours, increasing debt, greater risk of online harm, growing concern over mental health and well-being, and increased prevalence of domestic violence. Already...
  • Children: Exposure to Harmful Content 11 Jun 2020

    My Lords, I echo the concern about the Government’s lack of progress in introducing the measures outlined in their online harms White Paper. The BBFC report found that children are increasingly using pornography as an educational tool, which appears to be normalising such access in childhood. That means that, particularly during the lockdown, there is an increased risk of children being...
  • Income Equality and Sustainability - Motion to Consider 6 May 2020

    My Lords, Jesus said, “seek first the Kingdom of God”, and in your Lordships’ House, I have caught glimpses of that kingdom: in the warm welcome, in the kind advice of officers and staff, in the patient support of the Church of England Parliamentary Unit, and in the substance of the work noble Lords do, as today. In January 2015, I became the first woman consecrated bishop in the Church...

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Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 15 June 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 22 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee (15 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)

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