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- Became a Lord on 23 May 2000
- Positions held at time of appointment: Professor of Political Theory, Hull University (from Number 10 press release)
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Parekh voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments (22 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, I oppose the amendment not because I disagree with its principle or disapprove of it, but because I believe that it is trying to go about achieving it in the wrong way. The basic premise is that there is still a small amount of the practice of untouchability in Indian society in Britain and that it must be countered. I agree entirely. However, by using caste as a general category,...”
- United Kingdom: Future Demographic Trends — Question for Short Debate (14 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, for securing and introducing this debate. During the 13-odd years that I have been in your Lordships' House, this is the second time that I have spoken in two debates in a row, and the first time that these two debates have been within 20 minutes of each other. If today's experience is any guide, I would not want to repeat it...”
- Afghanistan — Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, who has introduced the subject with the characteristic fairness which we have come to expect of her, and with a great deal of historical learning. If I disagree with her from time to time those disagreements are largely minor and serve only to correct-as I see it-certain interpretations. The UN-mandated military operations...”
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 34.47% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 106 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)