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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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A selection of Lord Parkinson’s votes
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Voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 11 absences, between 2008–2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, in 2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Parkinson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Parkinson’s full vote analysis page for more.
Former Conservative Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1992
Left the House of Lords on 14 September 2015 — retired
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister without Portfolio (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Dec 1998)
- The Secretary of State for Transport (24 Jul 1989 to 28 Nov 1990)
- Secretary of State for Energy (13 Jun 1987 to 23 Jul 1989)
- Secretary of State for Trade (12 Jun 1983 to 15 Oct 1983)
- Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (6 Apr 1982 to 11 Jun 1983)
- Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (14 Sep 1981 to 10 Jun 1983)
- Party Chair, Conservative Party (14 Sep 1981 to 10 Jun 1983)
- Minister of State (Department of Trade) (7 May 1979 to 13 Sep 1981)
- Opposition Spokesperson (Trade) (1 Oct 1976 to 7 Apr 1979)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (12 Mar 1974 to 7 Apr 1979)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (8 Jan 1974 to 4 Mar 1974)
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