Lord Darzi of Denham

Non-affiliated 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 Darzi of Denham’s votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • 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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes 6 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2008–2011.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Aung San Suu Kyi 8 Mar 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of cases of detainment without charge by the government of Myanmar; and what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar to secure the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • The NHS - Motion to Take Note 5 Jul 2018

    My Lords, I have a few minutes to finish off. I thank everyone here for their amazing contributions on this very special day—the 70th anniversary of the NHS. The thoughts and ideas, although diverse, were all united in one thing: not just celebrating the past but designing the future. I particularly thank the noble Baroness, Lady Jolly, my noble friend Lord Hunt and the Minister. The noble...
  • The NHS - Motion to Take Note 5 Jul 2018

    My Lords, in opening this debate, I declare my interest. I am a practising surgeon in the NHS at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, and the Royal Marsden and am the chair of surgery at Imperial College. I proudly sit as a non-executive director of NHS Improvement. Over the past 10 months, I have led an independent review of the health and care system with the Institute for Public Policy...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2007

Party was Labour until 9 Jul 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (29 Jun 2007 to 21 Jul 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (28 Jun 2007 to 22 Jul 2009)

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