Baroness Merron

Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Labour Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 23 Feb 2023

    Impact on patient outcomes of logistical difficulties in getting a GP appointment, and extent to which patient needs are being met in making healthcare appointments – Baroness Merron. Oral questions
  • Broadband: Social Tariffs - Question 31 Jan 2023

    My Lords, as the Minister himself acknowledged, automatic verification of eligibility for cheaper broadband and mobile tariffs is just one side of the story, as only 136,000 households are signed up, with potentially millions not receiving the help they could benefit from. What assessment has been made of the low-income groups who are missing out? Can the Minister commit to a targeted rather...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dementia: Medical Treatments 27 Jan 2023

    To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the recent approval of lecanemab in the United States, what plans they have to invest in equipment for diagnosing dementia to prepare the NHS for the arrival of new and innovative dementia treatments.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 January 2021

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health and Social Care) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 18 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (24 Jan 2008 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Regional Affairs) (East Midlands) (28 Jun 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (East Midlands) (28 Jun 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office) (28 Jun 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (28 Oct 2004 to 5 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1 Jan 2002 to 28 Oct 2004)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (9 Jul 1997 to 9 Nov 1998)

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