Lord Cormack Portrait

Lord Cormack

Conservative - Former Member for Life peer

Became Member: 18th December 2010


Lord Cormack is not a member of any APPGs
3 Former APPG memberships
Arts, Craft and Design in Education, Future of Work, University of Hull
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
9th Jul 2015 - 24th Feb 2024
Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art
24th Oct 2019 - 24th Feb 2024
EU Environment Sub-Committee
2nd Jun 2020 - 31st Mar 2021
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
19th Jun 2015 - 27th Apr 2017
Works of Art Committee (Lords)
16th May 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Liaison Committee (Commons)
11th Jul 2005 - 6th May 2010
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
12th Jul 2005 - 6th May 2010
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
18th Jul 2005 - 6th May 2010
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
5th Nov 1970 - 8th Apr 2010
Standing Orders
24th Oct 2001 - 5th May 2005
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
12th Dec 2001 - 5th May 2005
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
17th Jan 2001 - 11th May 2001
Shadow Minister (Constitutional Affairs)
1st Jun 1997 - 1st Jan 2000
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
1st Jun 1997 - 1st Jan 2000
Panel of Chairs
19th Jul 1983 - 1st Jan 2000
Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
30th Jul 1997 - 11th Nov 1999


Division Voting information

Lord Cormack has voted in 1389 divisions, and 141 times against the majority of their Party.

8 Mar 2021 - Domestic Abuse Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 213 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 318 Noes - 234
23 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack 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
2 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack 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
Lord Cormack 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
Lord Cormack 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
Lord Cormack 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
Lord Cormack 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
6 Jan 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 213 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 298 Noes - 252
7 Dec 2020 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 16 Conservative Aye votes vs 143 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 287 Noes - 161
1 Dec 2020 - Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 27 Conservative Aye votes vs 178 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 64 Noes - 246
30 Nov 2020 - High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 198 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 57 Noes - 234
18 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 190 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 367 Noes - 209
9 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 44 Conservative No votes vs 147 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 165 Noes - 433
9 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 38 Conservative No votes vs 134 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 407
21 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 197 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 166 Noes - 237
20 Oct 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 39 Conservative Aye votes vs 158 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 395 Noes - 169
20 Oct 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 183 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 278 Noes - 200
5 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 174 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 298 Noes - 192
28 Sep 2020 - Coronavirus Act 2020: Temporary Provisions - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative Aye votes vs 166 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 99 Noes - 198
15 Jun 2020 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 43 Conservative Aye votes vs 125 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 388
6 Sep 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 25 Conservative No votes vs 36 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 47 Noes - 268
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 14 Conservative Aye votes vs 141 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 310 Noes - 168
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 136 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 165 Noes - 310
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 116 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 277 Noes - 131
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 13 Conservative Aye votes vs 110 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 278 Noes - 121
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 81 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 94 Noes - 272
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 95 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 274 Noes - 104
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 76 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 85 Noes - 273
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 63 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 73 Noes - 272
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 65 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 74 Noes - 258
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative No votes vs 64 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 74 Noes - 257
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 83 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 94
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative No votes vs 77 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 88 Noes - 252
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative No votes vs 58 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 69 Noes - 241
4 Sep 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 54 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 64 Noes - 242
22 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc.) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 14 Conservative No votes vs 129 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 146 Noes - 260
17 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 146 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 272 Noes - 169
17 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative Aye votes vs 35 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 39 Noes - 138
3 Jul 2019 - Brexit: Appointment of Joint Committee - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 85 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 245 Noes - 99
4 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 106 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 244 Noes - 119
4 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 22 Conservative No votes vs 84 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 94 Noes - 254
4 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 17 Conservative Aye votes vs 80 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 249 Noes - 97
4 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 14 Conservative No votes vs 107 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 122 Noes - 248
4 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 65 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 229 Noes - 77
4 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 93 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 106 Noes - 234
4 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 16 Conservative No votes vs 55 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 61 Noes - 238
4 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 14 Conservative No votes vs 56 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 62 Noes - 235
3 Apr 2019 - Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 100 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 115
15 Mar 2019 - House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 20 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 87 Noes - 23
15 Mar 2019 - House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 17 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 21 Noes - 85
13 Feb 2019 - EU Withdrawal - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 63 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 155 Noes - 69
28 Jan 2019 - Brexit: Parliamentary Approval of the Outcome of Negotiations with the European Union - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 116 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 283 Noes - 131
15 Nov 2018 - Privileges and Conduct - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 24 Conservative Aye votes vs 36 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 101 Noes - 78
24 Oct 2018 - Ivory Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 130 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 20 Noes - 323
24 Oct 2018 - Ivory Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 117 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 18 Noes - 249
7 Sep 2018 - House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 18 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 23 Noes - 117
7 Sep 2018 - House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 18 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 19 Noes - 107
7 Sep 2018 - House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 18 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 21 Noes - 73
18 Jun 2018 - European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 20 Conservative Aye votes vs 197 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 354 Noes - 235
12 Jun 2018 - International Relations - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative No votes vs 108 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 128 Noes - 124
8 May 2018 - European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 189 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 298 Noes - 227
8 May 2018 - European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 193 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 311 Noes - 233
8 May 2018 - European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 185 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 245 Noes - 218
2 May 2018 - European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 17 Conservative Aye votes vs 194 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 309 Noes - 242
30 Apr 2018 - European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 17 Conservative Aye votes vs 195 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 335 Noes - 244
25 Apr 2018 - European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 197 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 349 Noes - 221
18 Apr 2018 - European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 22 Conservative Aye votes vs 183 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 348 Noes - 225
18 Apr 2018 - European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 13 Conservative Aye votes vs 194 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 314 Noes - 217
23 Mar 2018 - House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 18 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 20 Noes - 111
13 Mar 2017 - Higher Education and Research Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 201 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 313 Noes - 219
7 Mar 2017 - European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 208 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 366 Noes - 268
1 Mar 2017 - European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 213 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 358 Noes - 256
9 Dec 2016 - House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 7 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 12 Noes - 105
9 Dec 2016 - House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative No votes vs 22 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 26 Noes - 95
16 Mar 2016 - Trade Union Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 167 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 320 Noes - 172
29 Feb 2016 - Scotland Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 103 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 29 Noes - 145
21 Jul 2015 - Proposed Changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 136 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 320 Noes - 139
27 Feb 2015 - International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 17 Conservative Aye votes vs 18 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 30 Noes - 108
9 Dec 2014 - Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 147 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 274 Noes - 205
26 Nov 2014 - Consumer Rights Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 116 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 163 Noes - 189
26 Nov 2014 - Consumer Rights Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 84 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 65 Noes - 124
27 Oct 2014 - Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 129 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 247 Noes - 181
28 Jul 2014 - Leader of the House of Lords - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 21 Conservative Aye votes vs 22 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 177 Noes - 29
22 Jan 2014 - Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 143 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 245 Noes - 222
15 Jan 2014 - Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 130 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 236 Noes - 193
8 Jan 2014 - Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 25 Conservative Aye votes vs 116 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 306 Noes - 178
29 Oct 2013 - Care Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 114 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 96 Noes - 271
10 Jul 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 37 Conservative Aye votes vs 47 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 89 Noes - 267
8 Jul 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 50 Conservative Aye votes vs 63 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 119 Noes - 314
8 Jul 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 50 Conservative Aye votes vs 50 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 103 Noes - 278
4 Jun 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 65 Conservative Aye votes vs 79 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 390
24 Apr 2013 - Procedure of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 20 Conservative Aye votes vs 157 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 209 Noes - 243
22 Apr 2013 - Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 141 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 210 Noes - 180
26 Mar 2013 - Growth and Infrastructure Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 128 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 217 Noes - 211
4 Mar 2013 - Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 113 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 256 Noes - 153
18 Dec 2012 - Crime and Courts Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 125 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 233 Noes - 191
23 Apr 2012 - Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 135 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 214 Noes - 205
23 Apr 2012 - Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 107 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 125 Noes - 168
27 Mar 2012 - Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 135 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 232 Noes - 220
27 Mar 2012 - Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 134 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 228 Noes - 215
25 Jan 2012 - Welfare Reform Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 34 Conservative Aye votes vs 96 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 270 Noes - 128
31 Oct 2011 - Localism Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 91 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 59 Noes - 140
18 Jul 2011 - Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 132 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 251 Noes - 219
14 Jul 2011 - Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 70 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 102 Noes - 129
10 May 2011 - Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 114 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 190 Noes - 184
6 Jan 2010 - Sittings of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 27 Conservative Aye votes vs 27 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 78 Noes - 254
30 Apr 2009 - Members’ Allowances - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 21 Conservative No votes vs 55 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 355 Noes - 39
30 Apr 2009 - Members’ Allowances - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative Aye votes vs 55 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 96 Noes - 285
30 Apr 2009 - Members’ Allowances - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 25 Conservative No votes vs 55 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 280 Noes - 100
30 Apr 2009 - Members’ Allowances - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 56 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 348 Noes - 22
1 Apr 2009 - Nick Cousins - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 20 Conservative No votes vs 79 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 362 Noes - 21
20 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 40 Conservative Aye votes vs 70 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 71 Noes - 393
20 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 50 Conservative Aye votes vs 67 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 84 Noes - 387
25 Oct 2007 - Modernisation of the House of Commons - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 21 Conservative Aye votes vs 22 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 36 Noes - 74
7 Mar 2007 - House of Lords Reform - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 80 Conservative Aye votes vs 96 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 196 Noes - 375
28 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 36 Conservative Aye votes vs 156 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 93 Noes - 418
12 Oct 2021 - Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 129
21 Oct 2021 - Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 115 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 126 Noes - 116
26 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 161 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 223 Noes - 172
26 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 18 Conservative Aye votes vs 59 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 60
23 Nov 2021 - Armed Forces Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 169 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 219 Noes - 173
17 Jan 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack 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
9 Feb 2022 - Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 148 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 200 Noes - 160
28 Feb 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 141 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 237 Noes - 154
2 Mar 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack 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
29 Mar 2022 - Building Safety Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 113 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 146 Noes - 114
4 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack 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
Lord Cormack 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
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 102 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 108 Noes - 107
5 Apr 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 132 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 177 Noes - 135
25 Apr 2022 - Elections Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 192 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 265 Noes - 199
26 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 202 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 220 Noes - 219
21 Jun 2022 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022 - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative Aye votes vs 88 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 28 Noes - 181
7 Feb 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 178 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 283 Noes - 192
6 Jun 2023 - Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 167 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 257 Noes - 182
13 Jun 2023 - Public Order Act 1986 (Serious Disruption to the Life of the Community) Regulations 2023 - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 136 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 177 Noes - 141
3 Jul 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 144 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 230 Noes - 151
3 Jul 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 144 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 226 Noes - 152
28 Jun 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 156 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 222 Noes - 179
28 Jun 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 136 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 210 Noes - 145
13 Sep 2023 - Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Cormack voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 150 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 156 Noes - 203
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Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)
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Lord Callanan (Conservative)
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(125 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(111 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(258 debate contributions)
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(219 debate contributions)
Home Office
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Legislation Debates
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
(9,730 words contributed)
Environment Act 2021
(8,973 words contributed)
Agriculture Act 2020
(6,808 words contributed)
Ivory Act 2018
(6,784 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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


3 Bills introduced by Lord Cormack


A Bill to make provision concerning referendums within the United Kingdom on constitutional or parliamentary arrangements

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 8th January 2020
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A Bill to make provision to enhance the protection available for bat habitats in the non-built environment and to limit the protection for bat habitats in the built environment where the presence of bats has a significant adverse effect upon the users of buildings.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 7th June 2016

A Bill to make provision to enhance the protection available for bat habitats in the non-built environment and to limit the protection for bat habitats in the built environment where the presence of bats has a significant adverse impact upon the users of buildings

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Lords
Thursday 11th June 2015

Lord Cormack has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


9 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
13th Mar 2018
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to extend the restrictions applied to retail trade on Easter Sunday to Sunday 11 November to mark the end of the First World War.

The Government recognises the importance of the anniversary of the end of the First World War. The change proposed would require the introduction of new primary legislation and the Government has no current plans to introduce legislation to extend the restrictions applied to large retail premises’ trading hours on Easter Sunday to Sunday 11 November.

There will be many retailers large and small who choose to demonstrate their respect for this significant occasion and remain closed.

5th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that (1) museums, (2) galleries, (3) historic buildings, and (4) cathedrals and churches, are compensated for any lost revenue in the period of enforced closure (a) since the closure was introduced, and (b) if the closure continues into the next four months. [T]

My department is in constant contact with sector bodies, museums and heritage sites directly to assess impacts and are working to develop support for the sector in response to COVID-19. We are also in close contact with counterparts in the devolved nations, as culture is a devolved matter. Significant support has been delivered at speed by DCMS arm’s-length bodies. Arts Council England have launched a £160m Emergency Funding Package, the National Lottery Heritage Fund a £50m Heritage Emergency Fund, and Historic England launched a £2m Emergency Fund. All of these are delivering much-needed support across the sector.

We are also pleased that there has already been support pledged for the sector including through the Job Retention Scheme and the availability of grants of up to £25,000 to leisure businesses, including museums operating from smaller premises through the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. The Government continues to monitor the impact of these and other measures.


Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
28th Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the second world war in August, following the cancellation of events to mark that anniversary of VE Day on 8 May.

The UK Government continues to plan a programme to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day on 15 August, commemorating the Victory Over Japan and the end of the Second World War.

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, HM Government will continue to follow the advice issued by Public Health England closely and the VJ Day 75 programme will take account of the guidance in place at the time.

Information on what is planned to commemorate VE Day can be find online: https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/

Her Majesty The Queen will send a message to the nation on Friday 8 May. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will read an extract from King George VI’s diary from 1945. Members of The Royal Family, the Prime Minister and the Culture Secretary will take part in video calls with Second World War veterans. Churchill’s famous victory speech will be broadcast and a national two minute silence will take place as the public are asked to mark the occasion at home.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
23rd Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial assistance to UK universities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government has announced a UK-wide range of support, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and various business support packages to assist businesses whose viability is threatened by the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme and COVID Corporate Financing Facility. Higher education providers that meet the published criteria for the loan and financing schemes should approach their bank and begin to apply for the relevant scheme, if they think that they need that support.

We are working closely with higher education providers and the Office for Students (OfS), as the regulator for the higher education sector in England, to ensure that we maintain an up-to-date understanding of the financial risks and implications COVID-19 is bringing to bear on the sector. OfS has stated that one of its key priorities during the pandemic is to support the financial sustainability of the sector. Providers with concerns about their financial viability or sustainability have been encouraged to contact OfS at the earliest opportunity.

28th Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many passengers have flown into the UK as their final destination since 1 April; and of those, how many were screened or tested at airports for COVID-19. [T]

The Department for Transport does not hold official statistics on the number of passengers that have flown into the UK as their final destination since 1 April 2020. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) collects data relating to the movements of commercial flights occurring at UK airports, and this data is received from UK airports up to two months after the end of each month in adherence to statistical regulation (EC) 437/2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air. This data collection only contains information on the total number of passengers arriving into UK airports, without the capability to determine passengers arriving into the UK as their final destination.

Airlines and airports have already implemented additional measures in response to COVID-19 in line with advice from PHE, SAGE and the Chief Medical Officer. Airports are displaying posters and digital signage relaying Government information about COVID-19. Passengers arriving into UK airports are being given a leaflet with information about the measures in place in the UK, and announcements are made on aircraft an hour before landing.

Whilst there is community transmission within the UK, the role played by imported cases is less significant and so our focus in the current delay phase has not been on screening measures at the border.

Our approach is being kept under review as the pandemic develops. This may mean that measures and procedures change as we control the spread of, and understand more about, the virus. Any changes to our approach will be led by advice from SAGE and the Chief Medical Officer. Protecting the health of the UK public will always come first.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Secretary (HM Treasury)
20th Dec 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of religious freedom in Hong Kong.

The UK is committed to defending freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) for all, including Hong Kongers, and promoting respect between different religious and non-religious communities. Promoting the right to FoRB is one of the UK's longstanding human rights priorities.

The Sino-British Joint Declaration is a legally binding treaty between the UK and China, and under this China committed to uphold Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy and protect the rights and freedoms of its people. This explicitly includes freedom of expression and freedom of religious belief.

However, the Hong Kong authorities have repeatedly used the National Security Law (NSL) to curtail freedoms, punish dissent and shrink the space for political opposition. We remain concerned about the growing use of the NSL to suppress freedom of expression and what this may mean for FoRB.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
20th Dec 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that Jimmy Lai, a British citizen and devout Roman Catholic, is able to receive pastoral care whilst in prison.

We remain concerned about the targeting of pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong, and are following these cases carefully. For data protection reasons I cannot share information about an individual without their permission.

Accredited diplomats at our Consulate-General in Hong Kong will continue to attend Mr Lai's court proceedings.

We continue to make clear to mainland Chinese and Hong Kong authorities our strong opposition to the National Security Law, which is being used to curtail freedoms, punish dissent and shrink the space for opposition, free press and civil society.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
14th Jul 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the judgment in the case of FDJ v the Secretary of State for Justice on 2 July, whether it is their policy to treat biologically male prisoners in possession of a Gender Recognition Certificate as women for all purposes.

The Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service policy framework ‘The Care and Management of Individuals who are Transgender’ sets out how decisions regarding transgender prisoners are taken.

Prisoners with a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) are housed and managed in line with their legal gender. This is in line with the Equality Act 2010 which prohibits discrimination based on gender reassignment. If a prisoner presents risk that cannot be managed in the estate matching their legal gender, the individual is referred to a Complex Case Board, chaired by a senior prison manager. The board then decides the most appropriate location for the prisoner after thoroughly considering all relevant risks, including risk to others, risk from others and the risk of self-harm. Where a transgender woman with a GRC is placed in the women’s estate, we consider any risks she may pose to other women in the estate, with use of separate accommodation where appropriate.

We are committed to treating all prisoners fairly, lawfully and decently.

17th Nov 2016
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the Taylor Review of the Youth Justice System.

Ministers are currently considering Charlie Taylor’s review of the youth justice system. We intend to publish the final report and the government’s plans for reform of the youth justice system before the end of this year.