The Bishop of Blackburn

Former Peer

Recent appearances

  • United Kingdom: The Union - Motion to Take Note 23 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Lisvane, for this opportunity to make a brief contribution to this debate on our union, although I have learned a new meaning of the word “brief” while I have been in your Lordships’ House: it does not always mean “short”. I am sorry if I disappoint the hopes of the noble Lord, Lord Strathclyde, about my valedictory speech. My time in...
  • Bill of Rights - Statement 23 Jun 2022

    I support the provisions in the Bill that strengthen the right to free speech and the freedom to believe, and the expression of that belief. I have a concern over Clause 20 and the Secretary of State’s ability to make a decision which limits the right to appeal, regardless of the will or good processes of the court. What assurances can the Minister give that interventions will happen only...
  • Standards of Behaviour and Honesty in Political Life - Motion to Take Note 23 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Morse, for this debate because it gives us the opportunity to speak here about what the country is talking about: a general concern about behaviour and honesty in political life, and I trust, therefore, about the institution of Parliament and democracy. It raises the key question: are there standards and values that govern and guide our way of...

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 29 December 2019

Left the House of Lords on 31 August 2022

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