Baroness Smith of Basildon

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords

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  • European Structural and Investment Funds - Question 12 Dec 2017

    My Lords, if the Minister thinks the people in Wales have confidence in this Government, I suggest he thinks again. Several times today, he has said that he can give no guarantees. The European structural and investment funds have brought enormous benefit to the areas in receipt of them. So many times in this Chamber, we have heard about the cost of the EU as if all the funding has gone in...
  • Brexit Negotiations - Statement 11 Dec 2017

    My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness for repeating the Statement. I listened with interest when she said that there was now a new sense of optimism, because, if ever the term “political rollercoaster” was apt, it has to be now. We welcome an agreement that—subject to this week’s European Council—allows the UK to proceed to the next stage of these talks,...
  • Youth Orchestras - Question 7 Dec 2017

    My Lords, this takes me back to my trumpet-playing days at school, which I will not inflict on your Lordships’ House. The Minister has heard from across the House great pride in our youth orchestras. Not only is our cultural and social life enriched by them but the economic life of the country gains. I have heard the Minister talk about the funding for youth orchestras, but do the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 July 2010

Previously MP for Basildon until 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005

Also represented Basildon

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Currently held offices

  • Member, House of Lords Commission (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 28 May 2015)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Lords (since 27 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 14 Dec 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 14 Dec 2015)
  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Lords) (6 Sep 2012 to 27 May 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (6 Sep 2012 to 27 May 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (17 Oct 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Mar 2013)
  • Minister of State (Third Sector), Cabinet Office (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Third Sector) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (13 Nov 2008 to 10 Dec 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (29 Sep 2008 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (25 Oct 2007 to 4 Aug 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (23 Jul 2007 to 11 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (14 Oct 2002 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (14 Oct 2002 to 5 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 14 Oct 2002)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2002)

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