Voting Record — Lord Foster of Bath (10208)

Lord Foster of Bath is currently Member, Communications and Digital Committee

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

ConstituencyFromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
House of Lords 5 Nov 2015 still in office LDem 1 vote out of 709, 0.1% 709 votes out of 862, 82.3% 0 times
Bath 6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 LDem 9 votes out of 1007, 0.9% 1007 votes out of 1239, 81.3% 0 times
Bath 5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 LDem 10 votes out of 968, 1.0% 968 votes out of 1288, 75.2% 1 time
Bath 7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 LDem 13 votes out of 996, 1.3% 996 votes out of 1246, 79.9% 2 times
Bath 1 May 1997 14 May 2001 LDem 4 votes out of 876, 0.5% 876 votes out of 1273, 68.8% 8 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 Foster of BathLDem VoteRôle
Lords16 Mar 2022Health and Care Bill - Report (4th Day) — Amendment 170 Majorityaye Rebel
3 Nov 2021Stopped being Member, International Agreements Committee
13 Oct 2021Became Member, Communications and Digital Committee
30 Jun 2020Became Member, International Agreements Committee
16 Jun 2020Stopped being Member, Gambling Industry Committee
13 Jun 2019Became Member, Gambling Industry Committee
26 Mar 2019Stopped being Chair, Rural Economy Committee
26 Mar 2019Stopped being Chair, Rural Economy Committee
17 May 2018Became Chair, Rural Economy Committee
17 May 2018Became Chair, Rural Economy Committee
16 Jun 2017Stopped being Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy),
4 Apr 2017Stopped being Member, Licensing Act 2003 Committee
28 Oct 2016Became Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy),
14 Jun 2016Became Member, Licensing Act 2003 Committee
8 May 2015Stopped being Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons),
HouseDateSubjectDon FosterLDem VoteRôle
Commons26 Mar 2015House of Commons Standing Orders — Secret Ballot for Re-Election of a Former Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2014Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — New Clause 2 — Pubs Code: Market Rent Only Option for Tenants of Large Pub-Owning Businesses minorityaye Rebel
Commons10 Feb 2014Children and Families Bill — Offence of Smoking in a Private Vehicle When A Person Under 18 is Present minorityaye Rebel
7 Oct 2013Became Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons),
7 Oct 2013Stopped being The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,
6 Sep 2012Became The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons to Sit on Tuesdays from 7pm until 10pm to Consider Private Members' Bills Majorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012Thursdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012Sitting Times of the House of Commons on Tuesdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons Sitting Start Time on Tuesdays minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Sep 2011Energy Bill — Clause 42 — Energy Efficiency Requirement for Landlords of Private Rental Properties minorityno Rebel
Commons13 Oct 2010Superannuation Bill — New Clause 1 — Consents required for civil service compensation scheme modifications minorityaye Rebel
6 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport,
HouseDateSubjectDon FosterLDem VoteRôle
Commons7 Jul 2009Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry — Clause 11 — Rates of alcoholic liquor duty tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Mar 2009Prayers minorityno Rebel
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' salaries — £650 catch-up payment — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2008Energy Security — Commends the Government's effort Majorityaye Rebel
Commons26 Jun 2007Deferred Divisions — Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill [Money] Majorityno Rebel
Commons5 Jun 2007Bill Presented — Termination of Pregnancy (Counselling and Miscellaneous Provisions) minorityno Rebel
Commons28 Mar 2007Communications Allowance — establishment Majorityno Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006September Sittings Majorityaye Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006Communications Allowance — Welcoming the principle Majorityno Rebel
Commons5 Jul 2006Deferred Divisions — adjournment (summer) Majorityno Rebel
Commons8 Feb 2006Opposition Parties (Financial Assistance) Majorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectDon FosterLDem VoteRôle
Commons10 Mar 2005Support For Members Who Have Chosen Not To Take Their Seats Majorityaye Rebel
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 12 — Reasonable punishment minorityno Rebel
Commons27 Oct 2004St. George's Day (Public Holiday) minorityno Rebel
Commons15 Jun 2004Trade Unions (Political Funds) Reform minorityaye Rebel
Commons25 May 2004Gender Recognition Bill [Lords] — Religion Majorityaye Rebel
Commons26 Apr 2004Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] — Clause 2 — Membership Of The Commission tellayeaye Teller
Commons22 Apr 2004Security Screen Majorityno Rebel
Commons22 Apr 2004Installation of a Security Screen in the House of Commons Chamber Majorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2003Criminal Justice Bill — Clause 78 — Authorisation of Investigations tellnono Teller
Commons1 Jul 2003Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 4) Majorityno Rebel
1 Jul 2003Became Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport,
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Majorityno Rebel
1 Jun 2003Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Transport,
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill (Programme) Majorityunknown Unknown
1 Jun 2002Became Shadow Secretary of State for Transport,
Commons15 Apr 2002City of London (Ward Elections) Bill — New Clause 1 — Exclusion of Crown Property minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Apr 2002City of London (Ward Elections) Bill — New Clause 1 — Exclusion of Crown Property minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Dec 2001Facilities of the House Majorityno Rebel
1 Jun 2001Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions),
HouseDateSubjectDon FosterLDem VoteRôle
Commons5 Feb 2001Care for the Elderly tellnono Teller
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation minorityno Rebel
Commons31 Oct 2000Stem Cell Research minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker tellayeaye Teller
Commons11 Apr 2000Standing Committee on Regional Affairs tellayeaye Teller
Commons29 Mar 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill - Recovery of housing benefit tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jun 1999Immigration and Asylum Bill - Repeals tellnono Teller
1 Jun 1999Became Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions),
29 Mar 1999Stopped being Member, Education & Employment Committee
Commons19 Jan 1999Greater London Authority Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons29 Jul 1998Parliamentary Oaths (Amendment) minorityno Rebel
Commons11 Feb 1998Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons4 Nov 1997Student Finance — Opposition Day Debate tellnono Teller
Commons18 Jun 1997Firearms (Amendment) Bill minorityaye Rebel
1 Jun 1997Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions),
15 Nov 1995Became Member, Education & Employment Committee
1 Jun 1995Became Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions),
1 Jun 1995Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Education),
1 Jun 1992Became Shadow Spokesperson (Education),

Policy Comparisons

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

7% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
83% Academy Schools - for
0% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
50% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
50% Apprenticeships
50% Assisted Dying
7% Asylum System - More strict
100% Ban fox hunting
8% Bankers' Bonus Tax
6% Business and community control of schools: For
60% Cap or Reduce Public Sector Redundancy Payments
98% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
100% Closed Material Proceedure
89% Coalition Programme for Government - For
0% Control Orders
100% Corporal punishment of children - Against
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
22% Delegate more powers to government ministers
75% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% Employee Shareholder Status
100% Encourage and incentivise saving
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
0% Energy Prices - More Affordable
88% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
75% European Union Integration - For
90% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
83% Fixed Term Parliaments
0% Foundation hospitals - In favour
100% Fox hunting - Ban
90% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
92% Fully Elected House of Lords
8% Further devolution to Scotland
25% Further devolution to Wales
47% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% GP Commissioning in the NHS
7% Higher Benefits for Ill and Disabled
82% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
86% Higher taxes on banks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
95% Homosexuality - Equal rights
100% HS2 - In Favour
61% Human Rights and Equality
0% Identity cards - For introduction
40% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Incentivise membership of press regulator
94% Increase Air Passenger Duty
100% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
94% Increase VAT
100% Inheritance Tax
1% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
82% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
0% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
2% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
0% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
100% Localise Council Tax Support
64% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
90% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
13% Mansion Tax
73% Mass Retention of Communications Data
88% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
11% Minimum Wage
15% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
36% More powers for local councils
64% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
1% Nuclear power - For
63% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
100% Pension auto-enrolment - For
92% Police and Crime Commissioners
0% Post office - in favour of Government policy
100% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
71% Privatise Royal Mail
85% Promote Occupational Pensions
38% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
0% Protesting near Parliament - Restrict
50% Public Ownership of Railways
0% Rail Fares - Lower
16% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
17% Reduce capital gains tax
100% Reduce central funding for local government
96% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
94% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
57% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
39% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
100% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
87% Register of Lobbyists
0% Regulate letting agent fees
33% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
83% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
100% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
94% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
100% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
78% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
81% Same Sex Marriage - for
51% Schools - Greater Autonomy
98% Sell England's Public Forests
54% Smoking ban - In favour
0% State control of bus services
61% Stop climate change
6% Support current and former armed service members
56% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
0% Termination of pregnancy - against
67% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
92% Trade Unions - Restrict
21% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
61% Transparency of Parliament
17% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
37% University Tuition Fees - For
50% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
100% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices
13% Woman's pension age increase - slow transition

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