Lord Gordon of Strathblane

Labour - Former Member for None

Communications and Digital Committee
18th Oct 2017 - 1st Apr 2020
Communications and Digital Committee
25th Nov 2009 - 15th May 2013


Division Voting information

Lord Gordon of Strathblane has voted in 763 divisions, and 24 times against the majority of their Party.

7 Mar 2017 - European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Labour No votes vs 22 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 131 Noes - 336
24 Feb 2016 - Scotland Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Labour Aye votes vs 30 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 68 Noes - 189
24 Feb 2016 - Scotland Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Labour Aye votes vs 3 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 7 Noes - 22
24 Feb 2015 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Labour Aye votes vs 98 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 48 Noes - 280
16 Jan 2015 - Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 21 Labour Aye votes vs 64 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 107 Noes - 180
16 Jan 2015 - Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 8 Labour Aye votes vs 52 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 61 Noes - 119
21 Jul 2014 - Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 23 Labour No votes vs 93 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 228 Noes - 159
10 Jul 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 8 Labour Aye votes vs 117 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 89 Noes - 267
8 Jul 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 15 Labour Aye votes vs 133 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 119 Noes - 314
4 Jun 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Labour Aye votes vs 156 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 390
6 Sep 2011 - Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Labour Aye votes vs 129 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 126 Noes - 258
6 Sep 2011 - Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Labour No votes vs 128 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 166 Noes - 178
7 Jul 2010 - Academies Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Labour No votes vs 129 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 156 Noes - 245
25 Jan 2010 - Equality Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Labour Aye votes vs 101 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 216 Noes - 178
25 Jan 2010 - Equality Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Labour No votes vs 99 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 174 Noes - 195
25 Jan 2010 - Equality Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Labour Aye votes vs 98 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 177 Noes - 172
11 Nov 2009 - Coroners and Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Labour Aye votes vs 92 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 179 Noes - 135
9 Jul 2009 - Coroners and Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 19 Labour No votes vs 85 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 133 Noes - 186
7 Jul 2009 - Coroners and Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 39 Labour No votes vs 69 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 141 Noes - 194
29 Oct 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Labour Aye votes vs 113 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 39 Noes - 202
7 May 2008 - Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 13 Labour Aye votes vs 108 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 178 Noes - 164
4 Feb 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Labour Aye votes vs 114 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 41 Noes - 197
15 Jan 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Labour Aye votes vs 86 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 62 Noes - 180
21 Mar 2007 - Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 - View Vote Context
Lord Gordon of Strathblane voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Labour Aye votes vs 105 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 122 Noes - 168
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Sparring Partners
Earl of Courtown (Conservative)
Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)
(6 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Scotland Office
(12 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(11 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(9 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

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Lord Gordon of Strathblane has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Gordon of Strathblane has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Gordon of Strathblane has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Gordon of Strathblane has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


1 Written Question

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Explanation of written questions
13th Jun 2019
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about addressing hate speech against Christians and other minorities in schools, the workplace and places of worship.

We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of minority communities, including religious minorities, with the Pakistani Government at a senior level. I raised the treatment of religious minority communities with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during my visit to Islamabad in February. While in Pakistan, I also met a range of Pakistan's faith leaders to discuss freedom of religion or belief.

Under the Government's Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy, the UK has supported projects in Pakistan to promote greater tolerance and religious freedom. In November 2018, the Government announced a new £12m fund to bolster the work of civil society and NGOs to promote respect and the value of religious diversity and tolerance.

We continue to urge the government of Pakistan to guarantee the rights of all people in Pakistan as laid down in the Constitution and in accordance with international standards. It is vital that Pakistan guarantees the rights of all its citizens, regardless of ethnicity or belief.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)