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Sir Tony LLOYD (United Kingdom, SOC)

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House of Commons
GB - SW1A OAA - London
United Kingdom

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 25/01/2021
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 26/06/2020 to 24/01/2021
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialist Group from 21/01/2002 to 01/10/2007
  • Member: Socialist Group from 03/04/2000 to 20/01/2002

In the Assembly

  • since 26/06/2020 Representative - United Kingdom
  • from 08/11/2001 to 01/10/2007 Representative - United Kingdom
  • from 03/04/2000 to 07/11/2001 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 28/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 26/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Democracy (since 27/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Virendra SHARMA (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Virendra SHARMA (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 25/01/2021 to 22/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Lord David BLENCATHRA (Full Member): Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Sir Christopher CHOPE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 04/02/2021 to 22/01/2023)


Last speeches

21/06/2022 | 17:43:39 Thank you Chair, I think every one of us has been shocked by the brutality of Mr Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine; the absolute cynicism that we have seen in Mariupol, in Bucha - but none of us really should be shocked that that war took place because Mr Vladimir Putin gave us plenty of warning - he gave us warning in 2014, when he annexed the Crimea illegally. Had we reacted at that time as we've now begun to react, then I think it is very credible to say we could have prevented the tragedy... 20/06/2022 | 15:13:23 Thank you, Madam Chair. Let me begin by congratulating our colleague, Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW, for what I think is an excellent report. The report that is timely, because he is right to tell us that in this European home of ours hate speech is on the increase, intolerance is on the increase. Some of that is driven by other forces, but clearly social media has been a major driver of those changes. It is time that we once again examine the role of political parties in combating this. Mr... 28/04/2022 | 11:51:56 Yes, thank you, Chair. Let me congratulate once again the rapporteur for what is an excellent report and for the work of course of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights in bringing that report before us today. It is important to say there must be rules of war. Sometimes it seems an odd thing. If ever we recognise why there must be rules of war, it is this conflict being waged by Russia in Ukraine. The victims are individuals, those who have been tortured, those who've been raped... 15/03/2022 | 12:45:24 Thank you, Mr President. Let me begin by thanking our rapporteur for what is both an excellent document but one that's been improved during the course of its time through our Assembly's deliberations. It's now a very powerful political statement that does two mutually reinforced things. It gives a very clear signal to the Council of Ministers that we expect the expulsion of Russia from the Council of Europe. It also says to our colleagues on the Council of Ministers that they must do that... 27/01/2022 | 12:32:24 Thank you, Mr President. Of course, the Council of Europe is not a security organisation. But, nevertheless, I think every one of us knows that any resort to military violence in different parts of Europe will lead to human rights abuse on a massive scale. We have two major flashpoints now. One: Bosnia-Herzegovina and the second: between Russia and Ukraine. We know, let me take the second of these, Ukraine. We know that any military intervention by Russia into Ukraine would obviously lead...