Lord Griffiths of Burry Port

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • International Holocaust Memorial Day - Motion to Take Note 19 Jan 2023

    My Lords, this is the first time I have spoken on this subject at an event of this kind, and I am terrified that my words will go towards trivialising the important subject that we are discussing. I begin by paying tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, for her courageous stance on the question of the memorial that is intended to be locally placed, whose line I fully support for the...
  • BBC: Future Funding (Communications and Digital Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 16 Dec 2022

    My Lords, I add my voice to those who have already articulated a response to this committee report, and I add my voice also in expressing appreciation for the chairing of our committee—some wild and disparate spirits were brought into focus together to achieve some reasonable outcomes, to which many people have now referred. I am so glad that I have not even caught an echo in any...
  • UK Asylum and Refugee Policy - Motion to Take Note 9 Dec 2022

    My Lords, what a privilege it is to follow that. The prodigious amount and breadth of work that my new noble friend has done in his community—his communities—is extraordinary. He has invested his energy in making life better for people across the spectrum, with special emphasis perhaps on the Sikh and Punjabi communities. He has written a book of poetry in Punjabi. As a lover of poetry,...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 July 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Superintendent Minister, Wesley's Chapel, London. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (14 Sep 2017 to 14 May 2020)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (14 Sep 2017 to 14 May 2020)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (21 Jun 2017 to 14 May 2020)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (9 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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