Voting arrangements for British citizens abroad

Lord Lexden's speech in a short debate on Viscount Astor's question: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider changing the voting arrangements for British citizens residing abroad and members of the Armed Forces serving abroad. 

Peel and Disraeli

Text of  the speech delivered by Alistair Lexden OBE  at the 27th Annual Banquet  of the Peel  Society in Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth on February 25, 2011.

Maiden Speech

Lord Lexden's Maiden Speech at the Grand Committee in the Moses Room in a short debate ensuring that children with diabetes can benefit from school education

Alistair Cooke becomes Baron Lexden

Lord Lexden, formerly known as Alistair Cooke, has taken his seat in the House of Lords today, after being made a life peer on the recommendation of Rt Hon David Cameron MP, the Prime Minister, last month. Alistair's full title is Baron Lexden, of Lexden in the County of Essex and Strangford in the County of Down.

Alistair Cooke awarded peerage

Alistair Cooke has been awarded a peerage, with which he will become Lord Lexden, of Lexden in the county of Essex and Strangford in the County of Down. The title is an acknowledgement of Lord Lexden’s roots in Lexden (where he grew up) and to his work in Northern Ireland. Alistair Lexden was raised in Colchester where his father Basil Cooke was a GP in the town for nearly 40 years.