Lord Lennie

Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade)

Labour Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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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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Recent appearances

  • Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 42 20 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I welcome the amendment of my noble friend Lord Berkeley, which returns the House’s attention to the application of ground rents charged by the Crown, such as the Duchy of Cornwall. It is a bad day to be away from the Scilly Isles, but there you go. My noble friend is probing the issue again, after clearly incomplete answers in Committee. I look forward to the Minister’s...
  • Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 44 20 Jul 2021

    My Lords, this amendment may be the final one to be considered by the House today, but I hope the Minister agrees that the issue at hand is very important none the less. It relates to retirement properties, which are excluded from the main provisions of the Bill. I was grateful for the Minister’s confirmation in Committee that they will soon be included, following the transition period....
  • Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 44 20 Jul 2021

    I will briefly comment on the position that has been arrived at on retirement properties. Initially, there was to be an exception for retirement properties; then it was decided that there would not be. That was from 1 April this year, giving two years’ notice. The main argument of the noble Lord, Lord Best, was that this would cause price rises, as it would falsely inflate the market from...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 1 Oct 2016)

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