Lord Stirrup

Crossbench 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

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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A selection of Lord Stirrup’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 22 Oct 2021

    My Lords, one thing on which I think we can all agree is that everyone speaking today does so with a sense of deep compassion, but also of great responsibility. We have heard about heartrending individual cases which cannot but attract our most heartfelt sympathy, and which lead a number of your Lordships to believe that the Bill, or something like it, is required to relieve suffering. Like...
  • Armed Forces Bill - Second Reading 7 Sep 2021

    My Lords, I too welcome the Bill, which, in addition to sustaining the legal basis for our Armed Forces, brings with it some worthwhile innovations. Inevitably, though, its provisions tend to raise as many questions as they answer. It is on some of these loose ends that I wish to concentrate today. One of the most controversial aspects of the Government’s approach to the Bill has, as we...
  • Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note 18 Aug 2021

    My Lords, I will make just three points. First, the strategic purpose of our engagement in Afghanistan, for which so many brave people sacrificed life and limb, was to prevent that country being, or becoming again, a safe haven for international terrorist groups. This remained our purpose right up until these last weeks. It was not, as President Biden has implied, about educating girls or...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 February 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (30 Jan 2020 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (16 May 2013 to 31 Aug 2016)

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