Lord Willetts Portrait

Lord Willetts

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 16th October 2015


Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee
15th Oct 2020 - 24th Nov 2021
Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Universities and Science)
12th May 2010 - 15th Jul 2014
Shadow Minister (Education)
3rd Jul 2007 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Secretary of State for Education
8th Dec 2005 - 3rd Jul 2007
Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry)
10th May 2005 - 8th Dec 2005
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
18th Sep 2001 - 10th May 2005
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
15th Jun 1999 - 18th Sep 2001
Shadow Secretary of State for Education
2nd Jun 1998 - 15th Jun 1999
Paymaster General (HM Treasury)
20th Jul 1996 - 15th Dec 1996
Parliamentary Secretary (Duchy of Lancaster Office)
28th Nov 1995 - 15th Dec 1996
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
8th Jul 1995 - 28th Nov 1995
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
20th Jul 1994 - 7th Jul 1995
Social Security
27th Apr 1992 - 6th Dec 1993


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Division Votes
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Automated Vehicles Bill [HL]
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 184 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 200 Noes - 204
Speeches
Tuesday 20th February 2024
Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill
My Lords, in her opening speech, the Minister rightly reminded us of the very difficult circumstances, particularly in Israel and …
Written Answers
None available
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 25th March 2015
MRS MARY WATERMAN
That this House recognises the efforts of Mrs Mary Waterman in raising awareness of dangerous driving and the need for …
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Willetts has voted in 333 divisions, and 6 times against the majority of their Party.

12 Oct 2021 - Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Willetts voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 141 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 155 Noes - 150
12 Oct 2021 - Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Willetts 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
12 Oct 2021 - Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Willetts voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 131 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 135 Noes - 135
16 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Willetts voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 26 Conservative Aye votes vs 102 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 145 Noes - 179
6 Apr 2022 - Elections Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Willetts 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 - 199 Noes - 170
7 Dec 2022 - Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Willetts voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 157 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 172
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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.

Sparring Partners
Baroness Chakrabarti (Labour)
(3 debate interactions)
Baroness Berridge (Conservative)
(2 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(14 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(13 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(12 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(12 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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


Lord Willetts has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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


Lord Willetts has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament