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Lord Hughes of Woodside

Labour peer and Patron of Humanists UK

Born in 1932, Robert Hughes was a Labour MP from from 1970 to 1997 and has been a life peer since 1997. Lord Hughes is a Patron of Humanists UK and an active member of the Parliamentary Humanist Group.  In a 2006 House of Lords debate he criticised the scare tactics of some opponents of assisted dying: “The people who have indulged in those tactics should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.”

You can read more in his entry on Wikipedia. You can also see his voting record at They Work For You.

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