Baroness Boothroyd

Former MP

Crossbench

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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments 18 Jun 2018

    The noble Lord is sometimes very eager to give way. The noble Baroness the Leader of the Opposition is absolutely correct in what she says.
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) 31 Jan 2018

    My Lords, I admit at the outset that the referendum result was a very bad, sad day for me, but that is democracy for you and I am not reneging on it. I wrote an article during the campaign for a national newspaper urging my side of the argument to campaign with greater passion and vigour, but it had little effect and we lost. It is not the first time that I have been on the losing side. So I...
  • House of Lords: Lord Speaker’s Committee Report - Motion to Take Note 19 Dec 2017

    My Lords, this report opens up yet another phase in the long struggle to defend the integrity of this House and maintain the authority of our bicameral Parliament. It is a cause to which I have devoted the past 25 years of my life and, decrepit as I may be, I am not giving it up yet. Parliament is and must remain the chief forum of the nation, never more so than at a time when the...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 16 January 2001

Previously MP for West Bromwich West until 23 October 2000 — Resigned

Entered the House of Commons on 24 May 1973 — unknown

Party was Speaker until 23 Oct 2000

Also represented West Bromwich West; West Bromwich

Other offices held in the past

  • Speaker of the House of Commons (9 Apr 1992 to 23 Oct 2000)
  • Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means) (1 Jul 1987 to 1 Apr 1992)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 15 Nov 1988)
  • Member, Court of Referees (17 Jun 1987 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1981 to 31 Jul 1987)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (3 May 1979 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (3 May 1979 to 3 Apr 1981)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Overseas Development Sub-Committee (3 May 1979 to 29 Oct 1980)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (23 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Sound Broadcasting Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (24 Oct 1974 to 4 Nov 1975)

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Boothroyd’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 28.89% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 27 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 56 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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