Baroness Warsi Portrait

Baroness Warsi

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 11th October 2007


Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 22nd Mar 2016
Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government)
6th Sep 2012 - 5th Aug 2014
Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
6th Sep 2012 - 5th Aug 2014
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
12th May 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Co-Chair, Conservative Party
12th May 2010 - 4th Sep 2012


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Warsi has voted in 239 divisions, and 42 times against the majority of their Party.

15 Mar 2021 - Domestic Abuse Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 229 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 321 Noes - 262
23 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 33 Conservative Aye votes vs 188 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 367 Noes - 214
9 Feb 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 231 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 143 Noes - 311
9 Feb 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 226 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 127 Noes - 296
2 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 215 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 304 Noes - 260
2 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 16 Conservative Aye votes vs 194 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 327 Noes - 229
2 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 40 Conservative Aye votes vs 165 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 359 Noes - 188
13 Jan 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 224 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 299 Noes - 284
13 Jan 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 214 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 259 Noes - 283
13 Jan 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 215 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 331 Noes - 240
13 Jan 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 13 Conservative Aye votes vs 208 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 339 Noes - 235
11 Jan 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 230 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 153 Noes - 309
11 Jan 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 218 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 278 Noes - 283
15 Dec 2020 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 180 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 274 Noes - 209
14 Dec 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 201 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 332 Noes - 229
21 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 209 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 320 Noes - 242
5 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 202 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 323 Noes - 227
14 Apr 2021 - Financial Services Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 224 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 249 Noes - 279
13 Apr 2021 - Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 214 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 333 Noes - 228
21 Apr 2021 - Domestic Abuse Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 222 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 307 Noes - 253
21 Apr 2021 - Domestic Abuse Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 209 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 292 Noes - 233
26 Apr 2021 - Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 230 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 312 Noes - 243
17 Jan 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 163 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 242 Noes - 185
17 Jan 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 157 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 261 Noes - 166
28 Feb 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 145 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 209 Noes - 173
28 Feb 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 118 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 204 Noes - 126
28 Feb 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 85 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 89
2 Mar 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 127 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 178 Noes - 130
2 Mar 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 117 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 169 Noes - 122
2 Mar 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 118 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 172 Noes - 120
7 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 151 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 198 Noes - 158
22 Mar 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 155 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 208 Noes - 166
22 Mar 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 160 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 190 Noes - 175
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 152 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 209 Noes - 165
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 139 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 189 Noes - 151
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 138 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 191 Noes - 148
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 199 Noes - 132
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 135 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 179 Noes - 152
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 138 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 176 Noes - 153
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 137 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 181 Noes - 144
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 135 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 159 Noes - 150
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Warsi voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 129 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 163 Noes - 138
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Warsi, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


Baroness Warsi has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Baroness Warsi has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 8 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
27th Mar 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of British nationals travelling to Israel to fight in the Israel Defence Forces.

The UK recognises the right of British nationals with more than one nationality to serve in the legitimately recognised armed forces of their additional nationalities. This includes the Israel Defence Force.

With respect to the current conflict in Gaza, Section 4 of the Foreign Enlistment Act 1870 makes it an offence for a British subject to enlist in the military of a foreign state at war with another foreign state with which the UK is at peace. That prohibition does not extend, however, to enlistment in a foreign government's forces which are engaged in a civil war or combating terrorism or internal uprisings. The Occupied Palestinian Territories are not currently recognised as a state by the UK. The 1870 Act therefore does not apply in this instance.

27th Mar 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any risk posed to national security and national cohesion of returning British nationals who have served in the Israel Defence Forces.

The UK recognises the right of British nationals with more than one nationality to serve in the legitimately recognised armed forces of their additional nationalities. This includes the Israel Defence Force.

Anyone who travels to conflict zones to engage in unlawful activity should expect to be investigated upon their return to the UK. Decisions on prosecutions are taken independently by the police and Crown Prosecution Service on a case-by-case basis.

27th Mar 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government what arrangements are in place to engage with British nationals returning to the UK after serving in the Israel Defence Forces to ascertain whether they have been involved in any breaches to the Geneva Convention.

The UK recognises the right of British nationals with more than one nationality to serve in the legitimately recognised armed forces of their additional nationalities. This includes the Israel Defence Force.

Anyone who travels to conflict zones to engage in unlawful activity should expect to be investigated upon their return to the UK. Decisions on prosecutions are taken independently by the police and Crown Prosecution Service on a case-by-case basis.

27th Mar 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government how many British or dual British nationals are currently serving in the Israel Defence Forces.

We are aware of reports of UK citizens travelling to fight for the Israel Defence Force (IDF), but the Government does not estimate the numbers of those who have done so.

The UK recognises the right of British nationals with more than one nationality to serve in the legitimately recognised armed forces of their additional nationalities.

19th Feb 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government how many (1) British-Palestinian citizens, and (2) Palestinians with a right to remain in the United Kingdom, are currently trapped in Gaza.

We have helped to support over 315 British nationals, their dependants and relevant visa holders to leave Gaza so far. A small number remain. There may be others who have not sought our help and we understand that others have left without our assistance.

We have been working with the Israeli and Egyptian authorities to try and ensure remaining British nationals and other eligible persons, as set out in our Travel Advice, who seek our support to leave Gaza are cleared to cross as soon as possible.

The UK government has also been working with partners across the region to secure the release of hostages, including British nationals and their families.

19th Feb 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government how many British citizens are currently in Gaza; and what steps they are taking to assist (1) British citizens, and (2) immediate family members of British citizens, who are trapped in Gaza.

We have helped to support over 315 British nationals, their dependants and relevant visa holders to leave Gaza so far. A small number remain. There may be others who have not sought our help and we understand that others have left without our assistance.

We have been working with the Israeli and Egyptian authorities to try and ensure remaining British nationals and other eligible persons, as set out in our Travel Advice, who seek our support to leave Gaza are cleared to cross as soon as possible.

The UK government has also been working with partners across the region to secure the release of hostages, including British nationals and their families.

18th Mar 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will publish all aspects of the legal advice submitted to them on the formulation of a new definition of extremism, which was published on 14 March.

In line with the practice of successive administrations, legal advice is not normally disclosed.