David Heyes

Former Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Special Measures Regime 16 Jul 2014

    Does the Secretary of State agree that possibly the single most important factor in turning these hospitals around is the quality of the leadership? He has referred already to Tameside hospital, where the report talks of the staff reporting a better leadership culture. This hospital has suffered for far too long from inadequate leadership. I am confident that good leadership is in place now....
  • Written Answers — Health: Cancer 16 Jun 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with Public Health England over a possible nationwide roll-out of the recent Be Clear on Cancer pilot study for oesophago-gastric cancer in the North East.
  • Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Electoral Register: Greater Manchester 19 Mar 2014

    To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures in each ward were in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in (a) Oldham Metropolitan Borough and (b) Tameside Metropolitan Borough.

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Former Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Inland Waterways: Dredging
  • Asylum
  • Tax Credits
  • Special Educational Needs: Dyspraxia
  • Cancer

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)

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Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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