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A selection of Lord Davies of Gower’s votes
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Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2016.
Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2016.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
21 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
4 votes for, 15 votes against, 4 absences, between 2016–2017.
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Consistently voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2015–2016.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Davies of Gower’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Davies of Gower’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, this is a fascinating and enjoyable debate, much of it concentrating on constitutional matters, but I would like to speak a little on policing. I was very pleased to see that Her Majesty’s gracious Speech contained several interesting Bills on law and order, which will affect policing. Like most people, I am pleased to see investment in more police. Police numbers have fallen over...
My Lords, I spent 32 years as a CID officer in the Metropolitan Police as a crime investigator and a crime manager. Many of those years were spent on the counterterrorism command, and I worked with very good, diligent police officers. On the point about corruption, the latest HMICFRS report rejected the independent panel’s assertions that the Metropolitan Police is institutionally corrupt,...
My Lords, I begin by congratulating the committee on producing such a detailed and operationally relevant report that highlights the essential areas of operational policing, particularly where this concerns international cross-border working. I realise that we have moved on, but I make no apology for returning to the issue of the Schengen Information System, which concerned me greatly during...
More of Lord Davies of Gower’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 10 October 2019
Previously MP for Gower until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Also represented Gower
Topics of interest
Lord Davies of Gower campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- HM Treasury
- Home Office
- Ministry of Defence
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption
- Excise Duties: Fuels
- Tax Avoidance: Property
- Human Trafficking: Mediterranean Sea
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Services Committee (since 13 Feb 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: c/o Gibraltar House, 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): air fare and accommodation with a total value of £1,260
Destination of visit: Gibraltar
Dates of visit: 8-11 September 2016
Purpose of visit: as part of the Gibraltar APPG
, to attend Gibraltar National Day
(Registered 30 September 2016; updated 06 October 2016)
Name of donor: Hong Kong Government
Address of donor: c/o Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 18 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, transport, hospitality and expenses with a total value of £9,946
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Dates of visit: 9-13 January 2017
Purpose of visit: APPG on China delegation to maintain bilateral ties; support British businesses operating in Hong Kong; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of Hong Kong’s political, social and economic development.
(Registered 09 February 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Cardiff: (i). (Registered 05 June 2015)
House in Ceredigion: (i). (Registered 05 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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