Lords debates People's Vote on Brexit
26 October 2018
Members of the Lords, including a management board member of Make Votes Count and a former ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to the European Union, debated the case for a People's Vote on the outcome of the negotiations between the UK government and the EU on the UK's withdrawal from the EU, in the House of Lords on Thursday 25 October.
This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Campbell of Pittenweem (Liberal Democrat), director of the European Leadership Network and former leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Members taking part included:
- Lord Anderson of Swansea (Labour), former member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
- Lord Balfe (Conservative), former Member of the European Parliament
- Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (Labour), Lords Labour spokesperson for exiting the European Union
- Lord Higgins (Conservative), governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research
- Lord Kerr of Kinlochard (Crossbench), former ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to the European Union
- Lord Kerslake (Crossbench), chair of the Centre for Public Scrutiny and former head of the Civil Service
- Baroness Ludford (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson for exiting the European Union
- Lord Tyler (Liberal Democrat), management board member of Make Votes Count
Lord Callanan (Conservative), minister of state in the Department for Exiting the European Union, responded on behalf of the government.
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