Lord Patel of Bradford

Non-affiliated Peer

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A selection of Lord Patel of Bradford’s votes

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  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Patel of Bradford’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Patel of Bradford’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) 12 May 2021

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Blake, and the noble Lord, Lord Lebedev, on their maiden speeches and I greatly look forward to working with them both. I am grateful to be speaking on the gracious Speech, and I will focus my time on the health and care Bill. In doing so, I declare my interest as chair of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network. I shall make three short...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Secure Accommodation 21 Jan 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were detained in secure facilities in England in 2019; and for the breakdown of the total by (1) gender, (2) age, and (3) ethnicity.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services 10 Dec 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients were in inpatient psychiatric wards in England in 2019; and for the breakdown of the total by (1) gender, (2) age, and (3) ethnicity.

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 July 2006

Party was Crossbench until 18 Feb 2008; Labour until 20 Mar 2018

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 25 Feb 2014)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (8 Oct 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Government Whip (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Government Whip (5 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)

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