Voting Record — Lord Best (13507)

Lord Best is currently Chair, Communications Committee

Note: our records only go back to 1997 for the Commons and 2001 for the Lords (more details).

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
26 Jun 2001 still in office Crossbench 69 votes out of 553, 12.5% 553 votes out of 1855, 29.8% 7 times

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Interesting Votes

Votes in parliament for which this Lord's vote differed from the majority vote of their party (Rebel), or in which this Lord was a teller (Teller), or both (Rebel Teller).

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HouseDateSubjectLord BestCrossbench VoteRôle
Lords9 Jan 2017Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (1st Day) Majorityno Rebel
Lords8 Nov 2016Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 - Motion to Regret minorityno Rebel
Lords8 Nov 2016Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) minorityno Rebel
Lords27 Apr 2016Housing and Planning Bill - Third Reading Majorityno Rebel
Lords18 Apr 2016Housing and Planning Bill - Report (3rd Day) tellayeaye Teller
Lords11 Apr 2016Housing and Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) tellayeaye Teller
Lords29 Feb 2016Scotland Bill - Report (2nd Day) Majorityaye Rebel
Lords26 Oct 2015Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve Majorityno Rebel
Lords14 Oct 2015Childcare Bill [HL] — Report minorityaye Rebel
Lords13 Jul 2015Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion minorityunknown Unknown
Lords27 Feb 2015International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Report Majorityaye Rebel
Lords11 Feb 2015Deregulation Bill — Report (3rd Day) Majorityunknown Unknown
Lords21 Oct 2014Deregulation Bill — Committee Majorityno Rebel
12 Jun 2014Became Chair, Communications Committee
14 May 2014Stopped being Member, Information Committee (Lords)
Lords26 Feb 2014Pensions Bill — Report (2nd Day)3.39 pm Majorityaye Rebel
Lords15 Jan 2014Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Committee (2nd Day) tellayeaye Teller
6 Nov 2013Stopped being Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee
Lords24 Jul 2013Local Audit and Accountability Bill [HL] — Third Reading Majorityaye Rebel
Lords24 Jul 2013Local Audit and Accountability Bill [HL] — Third Reading Majorityaye Rebel
Lords17 Jul 2013Mesothelioma Bill [HL] — Report Majorityaye Rebel
Lords8 Jul 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Report (1st Day) Majorityaye Rebel
Lords25 Jun 2013Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] — Report Majorityaye Rebel
16 May 2013Became Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee
16 May 2013Became Member, Information Committee (Lords)
Lords19 Mar 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Report minorityno Rebel
Lords26 Feb 2013Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Report (1st Day) Majorityaye Rebel
Lords28 Nov 2012Financial Services Bill — Report (5th Day) Majorityunknown Unknown
Lords12 Nov 2012Financial Services Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) minorityno Rebel
Lords16 Jul 2012Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] Report — Report Majorityaye Rebel
Lords18 Jun 2012Financial Services Bill — Committed to Committee Majorityaye Rebel
1 May 2012Stopped being Member, Economic Affairs Committee
Lords27 Mar 2012Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Third Reading tellayeaye Teller
Lords13 Mar 2012Health and Social Care Bill — Report (7th Day) (Continued) minorityunknown Unknown
Lords13 Mar 2012Health and Social Care Bill — Report (7th Day) (Continued) minorityno Rebel
Lords14 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendment tellayeaye Teller
Lords6 Feb 2012Protection of Freedoms Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) Majorityaye Rebel
Lords23 Jan 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Report (5th Day) Majorityno Rebel
Lords23 Jan 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Report (5th Day) minorityno Rebel
Lords15 Dec 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Committee (13th Day) Majorityunknown Unknown
Lords14 Dec 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Report (2nd Day) tellayeaye Teller
Lords23 Nov 2011Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Consideration of Commons Amendments Majorityaye Rebel
Lords31 Oct 2011Localism Bill — Third Reading Majorityaye Rebel
Lords25 Oct 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Committee (1st Day) minorityno Rebel
Lords12 Oct 2011Health and Social Care Bill — select comittee to scrutinise Bill minorityno Rebel
Lords10 Oct 2011Armed Forces Bill — Third Reading minorityaye Rebel
Lords14 Sep 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Motion to Refer to Grand Committee Majorityno Rebel
Lords6 Sep 2011Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 — Motion to Approve Majorityaye Rebel
Lords20 Jul 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading minorityno Rebel
Lords20 Jul 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Majorityaye Rebel
Lords14 Jul 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report — Parliament Square committee Majorityaye Rebel
Lords13 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Requirement of Referendum Prior to the UK Adopting the Euro Majorityaye Rebel
Lords4 Apr 2011Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Report (3rd Day) Majorityaye Rebel
Lords30 Mar 2011Pensions Bill [HL] — Report Majorityaye Rebel
Lords9 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Limit Reduction of MPs from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Majorityaye Rebel
Lords9 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Special Case for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly minorityno Rebel
Lords17 Jan 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Continuation of Consideration of the Bill Majorityunknown Unknown
Lords12 Jan 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Maximise Fraction of 17-24 Year Olds On Electoral Register Before Reviewing Constituancy Boundries minorityunknown Unknown
Lords14 Dec 2010University Tuition Fee Cap raise to £9,000 minorityno Rebel
Lords7 Jul 2010Academies Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) minorityno Rebel
Lords7 Apr 2010Children, Schools and Families Bill — Committee (and remaining stages) minorityno Rebel
Lords17 Mar 2010Personal Care at Home Bill — Report tellayeaye Teller
Lords3 Mar 2010Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in Force of Sections 1 to 9) Order 2010 — Motion to Approve Majorityaye Rebel
Lords2 Feb 2010Bribery Bill [HL] — Report minorityno Rebel
Lords25 Jan 2010Equality Bill — Committee (4th Day) minorityaye Rebel
Lords25 Jan 2010Equality Bill — Committee (4th Day) minorityaye Rebel
Lords9 Nov 2009Health Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments Majorityunknown Unknown
Lords9 Nov 2009Health Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments Majorityaye Rebel
Lords4 Nov 2009Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill — Funding Regional Development Agencies via Skills Funding Majorityaye Rebel
Lords2 Nov 2009Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) Majorityunknown Unknown
Lords8 Jun 2009Business Rate Supplements Bill — Report minorityaye Rebel
Lords28 Apr 2009Health Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) minorityaye Rebel
26 Nov 2008Stopped being Member, Audit Committee (Lords)
Lords9 Jul 2008Housing and Regeneration Bill Majorityaye Rebel
Lords6 May 2008Lisbon Treaty — The UK can act on the international scene without consulting the European Council — rejected minorityno Rebel
Lords21 Feb 2008Banking (Special Provisions) Bill — Impact on ccompetition minorityaye Rebel
Lords21 Jan 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — need for a father Majorityaye Rebel
13 Nov 2007Became Member, Economic Affairs Committee
Lords17 Jul 2007Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill minorityaye Rebel
Lords26 Jun 2007Greater London Authority Bill Majorityaye Rebel
Lords5 Jun 2007Offender Management Bill minorityaye Rebel
Lords21 May 2007Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill Majorityaye Rebel
Lords21 Mar 2007Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 Majorityaye Rebel
Lords12 Oct 2005Charities Bill — Interpretation Majorityaye Rebel
Lords12 Oct 2005Charities Bill [HL] minorityno Rebel
Lords17 Nov 2004Civil Partnership Bill — Commons Amendment Majorityaye Rebel
Lords3 Nov 2004Housing Bill minorityno Rebel
Lords19 Oct 2004Housing Bill Majorityaye Rebel
Lords19 Oct 2004Housing Bill Majorityaye Rebel
15 Sep 2004Stopped being Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee)
Lords13 Jul 2004Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] minorityaye Rebel
10 May 2004Became Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee)
13 Nov 2002Became Member, Audit Committee (Lords)
Lords5 Nov 2002Lords Amendment Majorityaye Rebel
Lords24 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Remove the government's power to remove subsistence-only support from all asylum seekers — rejected minorityno Rebel
Lords16 Oct 2002Adoption and Children Bill — adoption only by married couples — accepted minorityaye Rebel
Lords24 Jul 2001British Overseas Territories Bill [H.L.] Majorityunknown Unknown
Lords24 Jul 2001British Overseas Territories Bill [H.L.] minorityunknown Unknown

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this Lord and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

AgreementPolicy
48% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
50% Assisted Dying
28% Asylum System - More strict
50% Business and community control of schools: For
96% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
14% Control Orders
25% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
98% European Union - For
10% Fox hunting - Ban
50% Gambling - Against permissiveness
99% Homosexuality - Equal rights
50% Identity cards - For introduction
100% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
100% No detention without charge or trial
96% Reducing the number of MPs - for
0% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
50% Schools - Greater Autonomy
50% Smoking ban - In favour
60% Stop climate change
0% Terrorism laws - For
50% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
25% University Tuition Fees - For

Possible Friends (more...)

Shows which Lords voted most similarly to this one in the 2001-2005, Westminster Parliament. This is measured from 0% agreement (never voted the same) to 100% (always voted the same). Only votes that both Lords attended are counted. This may reveal relationships between Lords that were previously unsuspected. Or it may be nonsense.

AgreementNameParty
100.0%Lord Boyce Crossbench
100.0%Lord Gray of ContinCon
85.7%Lord Lee of TraffordLDem
85.7%Lord Prior Con
85.7%Lord Wilson of DintonCrossbench

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