Baroness Smith of Basildon

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords

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Recent appearances

  • Grenfell Tower - Statement 22 Jun 2017

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for repeating this very comprehensive Statement, with lots of information in there. She will understand that it also begs a number of questions, and I hope that she will be able to answer them today—but, if she is not, I shall be happy for her to write to me. First, it is right that we recognise the almost unspeakable horror of the fire in which so...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day) 21 Jun 2017

    My Lords, first, I join those wishing the Duke of Edinburgh a speedy recovery, and thank Her Majesty and the Prince of Wales for being here with us today for the Queen’s Speech. We just heard two excellent speeches. It is a parliamentary tradition that the proposer and seconder of the Humble Address be a wise, experienced sage and an up-and-coming new Peer. I am sure the noble Lord,...
  • Clerk of the Parliaments - Retirement of Sir David Beamish KCB 24 Apr 2017

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness in paying tribute to Sir David Beamish on his retirement. Despite within this House the huge experience and long service of many noble Lords and the staff of our Parliament, there will be few who can boast of having served for over 40 years. I confess that I was born in 1974 but I was not very old. It is a truly remarkable record. As we...

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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, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Selection, Committee of (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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