Andrew Lansley’s background and voting record
Andrew Lansley was first elected MP for South Cambridgeshire in 1997.
In 2004 he became shadow health secretary.
- Voted for an amendment to reduce the upper limit for abortions from 24 week to 22 weeks
- Did not vote on an amendment to strengthen laws to make IVF clinics consider the ‘need for a father and a mother’ before allowing women to begin fertility treatment
- Voted against an amendment against the relaxation of laws governing the circumstances in which children genetically matched to a sibling with a genetic disease can be generated by IVF
- Voted against a backbench amendment calling for a ban on all hybrid embryos
- Voted for an amendment to remove references to foundation hospitals from the health and social care bill
- Did not vote on an amendment opposing the creation of foundation hospitals
- Warned scrapping disability living allowance and attendance allowance payments would leave pensioners out of pocket
- Called for “less bureaucracy, more prevention” in the NHS
- Urged the government to adopt the Conservatives’ policy proposals which he stated would use a value based pricing system to ensure patients received the drugs which were clinically best for them