Baroness Smith of Basildon

Former MP

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) 20 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for her opening comments. As she was hunting for the noble Lord, Lord Boswell, in the sea of faces today, it struck me how pleasing it is to see such a full House on the first Monday back after recess, and we extend a welcome not just to all noble Lords who are in their place but to distinguished guests visiting from the other place. All of us will be...
  • Informal European Council - Statement 6 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for repeating the Statement today and concur with her congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on her 65th anniversary as the nation’s monarch. I hope that Her Majesty is able to commemorate the event in some way, but I suspect for her that this is an anniversary also tinged with sadness at the loss of her father. He endeared himself to the nation,...
  • House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] - Second Reading 3 Feb 2017

    My Lords, there is always a sense of déjà vu in these debates and, today, I think the prize for originality goes to my noble friend Lord Campbell-Savours for the proposals that he put forward. Some of the speeches that we have heard made a case for radical reform more than others—some, perhaps, unintentionally so. I always think there is an irony that when the Government talk...

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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

Expenses

Currently held offices

  • Member, House of Lords Commission (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (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, Liaison Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 14 Dec 2015)
  • Member, House 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 5 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (14 Oct 2002 to 8 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2002)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (12 Jun 2001 to 14 Oct 2002)

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