Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope

Former Liberal Democrat Peer

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 June 2005

Previously MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Left the House of Lords on 2 September 2020

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, 1983-2005. Liberal Democrat convenor and spokesman on welfare, 1988-1992; on social security, 1992-1994 and from 1997-2001; on community care, 1994-1997; Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, 1992-1997. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Roxburgh and Berwickshire

Expenses

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee B ( 4 Sep 2018 to 30 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee) (15 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (12 Oct 2017 to 2 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 19 May 2020)
  • Member, Services Committee ( 1 Sep 2016 to 2 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Digital Skills Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Feb 2015)
  • Chair, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 14 May 2014)
  • Chair, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 22 Jun 2010)
  • Spokesperson for Work and Pensions ( 8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (13 Nov 2007 to 17 Oct 2011)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Work & Pensions (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Court of Referees Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Work and Pensions Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chair, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chair, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chair, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Chair, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Apr 1992 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Liberal Democrat Chief Whip ( 1 Jan 1992 to 31 Dec 1997)
  • Member, Court of Referees (17 Jun 1987 to 5 May 2005)

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