Lord Patel of Bradford

Labour Peer

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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 Patel of Bradford's votes

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

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

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus 17 Jun 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they will provide for care workers in self-isolation as part of the test and trace programme; whether, under that programme, all care workers who came into contact with a care home resident with COVID-19 symptoms would be expected to self-isolate; and whether a care worker returning to work using public transport after a period of self-isolation...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus 19 May 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their decision to release low-risk prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic, how many such prisoners have been released so far; and, what steps they are taking (1) to widen the criteria to include more prisoners convicted of non-violent and petty crimes, (2) to consider temporary release alongside early release, (3) to suspend the imposition of...
  • County Lines Drug Trafficking - Question 19 Mar 2020

    My Lords, what assessment have the Government made of the links between young people being drawn into county lines and increasing child poverty, the number of children in care and the number of young people being excluded from schools? Also, what are the Government doing to divert those who have been caught from a lifelong career of criminality?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 July 2006

Party was Crossbench until 18 Feb 2008

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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