Lord Oates

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Commons Reasons 13 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in this debate. I pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, for his principled advocacy on this issue, but I must confess I cannot follow the constitutional argument that he and other noble Lords have made that somehow we cannot insist to the elected House. I could understand it if this House never insisted, or if the noble Lord, Lord...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Commons Reasons 13 Mar 2017

    Whether we are soundly beaten in the Lobbies is a matter for noble Lords. It is not, with respect, a matter for the noble Lord, Lord Cormack. I seek to put my argument and I hope to convince people. None the less, I pay tribute to the advocacy he has given so far and to all noble Lords who have made this issue crucial. I am sorry that the Government continue to refuse to do the right things....

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 October 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (since 26 Jan 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Oates’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 72.15% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 45 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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