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A selection of Lord Kennedy of Southwark’s votes
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Has never voted on university tuition fees Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2010.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2011.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011.
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Kennedy of Southwark’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Kennedy of Southwark’s full vote analysis page for more.
Reforming the forfeiture provisions of leasehold housing – Lord Kennedy of Southwark.
My Lords, the pilot scheme put forward by the Government seeks to quantify the benefits to individuals, their support networks, the Government and, ultimately, the taxpayer. Those seem very sensible aims and I support them. But how is this to be achieved and taken forward, with the access that the noble Lord referred to in his first Answer, when the number of providers of these services has...
My Lords, I join the noble Lord in thanking everyone for their contribution in this Session. This House does an important job in providing scrutiny and challenge to the Government—and solutions, where they are prepared to listen to them. We all need to look carefully and play our part to ensure that our processes and procedures are followed properly at each stage of business when we return...
More of Lord Kennedy of Southwark’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2010
Currently held offices
- Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (since 8 Nov 2021)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 10 Jun 2021)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 10 Jun 2021)
- Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 10 Jun 2021)
- Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) (since 1 Jun 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Spokesperson (Housing) (19 Sep 2021 to 3 Dec 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (19 Sep 2021 to 3 Dec 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (18 May 2021 to 31 May 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (8 Jan 2018 to 18 Sep 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Housing) (8 Jan 2018 to 18 Sep 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Housing) (18 Sep 2015 to 8 Jan 2018)
- Opposition Whip (Lords) (18 Sep 2015 to 31 May 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (18 Sep 2015 to 8 Jan 2018)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (18 Sep 2015 to 17 May 2021)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (16 May 2013 to 31 Aug 2016)
- Opposition Whip (Lords) (17 Oct 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
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