Baroness Smith of Basildon

Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

Labour Peer

@LadyBasildon

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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

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 27 Oct 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Devolved Issues) (since 21 Feb 2023)
  • Member, Restoration and Renewal Client Board Committee (since 17 Oct 2022)
  • Member, House of Lords Commission (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (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

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (22 Feb 2023 to 26 Oct 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development) (21 Feb 2023 to 26 Oct 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office, Constitutional and Devolved issues) (15 Apr 2020 to 20 Feb 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) ( 4 Jun 2018 to 5 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (24 Jan 2018 to 20 Feb 2023)
  • 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)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) ( 8 Jun 2015 to 9 May 2019)
  • 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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