The Bishop of Ely

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Recent appearances

  • Healthy Homes Bill [HL] - Second Reading 15 Jul 2022

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to speak in the Second Reading of this very important Bill. The lead Bishop on housing, the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Chelmsford, is sadly unable to be with us. However, she has asked me also to pass on her gratitude to the noble Lord, Lord Crisp, for his work in bringing the Healthy Homes Bill forward. In his book Reimagining Britain, the most reverend...
  • Climate Change: COP 26 - Motion to Take Note 18 Nov 2021

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Young of Old Scone, on her opening speech. To pick up on her football analogy, we will all be familiar with the football commentary, “They think it’s all over”. It was not over until the surprise and hoped for goal came. We are looking for that goal with passion, which is why we are encouraged by the passion and commitment that came...
  • Dormant Assets Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 16 Nov 2021

    My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, is correct that my friend the Bishop of Newcastle has made her valedictory speech, but I have been permitted to speak on her behalf. Noble Lords may have noticed a certain discrepancy in height and volume between me and the Bishop of Newcastle but she is living proof that stature has nothing to do with size. I applaud my friend for her significant role...

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Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2014

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