the Bishop of Birmingham

Convenor of the Lords Spiritual


A selection of the Bishop of Birmingham's votes

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  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • 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

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Recent appearances

  • UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note 12 Sep 2017

    My Lords, I am grateful for the debate and for the papers. It may help noble Lords to rest their ears for a moment if I say that my concluding remarks will be very similar to those of the noble Lord who has just spoken. It may also help your Lordships to know that—in confession terms, if I take the lead—I have not read all the papers in detail. None the less, I would have liked...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 11 Jan 2017

    My Lords, I regret that my friend the Bishop of Portsmouth is not in his place tonight, having been exhausted, I suppose, by leading the debate on the Armed Forces covenant on Monday. He has asked me to bring before your Lordships Amendment 58 which relates to the general duties of the Office for Students. This is in the context of warmly welcoming the Bill’s commitment to greater...
  • House of Lords: Size - Motion to Resolve 5 Dec 2016

    My Lords, I am pleased to be able to contribute to this important debate and am grateful to the Campaign for an Effective Second Chamber, in which we are allowed to participate from time to time, for bringing it to us today. I am also grateful for the remarks of the noble Lords and noble Baronesses who have already spoken. I have written down that I share their widely shared view that the...

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Entered the House of Lords on 26 October 2010

Currently held offices

  • Convenor of the Lords Spiritual (since 18 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all the Bishop of Birmingham’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 1.36% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 25 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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