Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Non-affiliated Peer

Profile

Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 2 August 1999

Party was Other until 19 Oct 1999; Labour until 13 Oct 2008

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Affairs Committee (since 31 Jan 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (20 Nov 2007 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) ( 3 Jul 2007 to 7 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) ( 3 Jul 2007 to 7 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee ( 3 Jul 2007 to 7 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) ( 3 Jul 2007 to 7 Oct 2008)
  • President of the Council, Privy Council Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council (Privy Council Office) (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice ( 9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice ( 9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (10 May 2006 to 9 May 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also Department for Constitutional Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( 8 May 2006 to 10 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also Department for Constitutional Affairs), Department for Constitutional Affairs ( 8 May 2006 to 10 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (10 Sep 2004 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) ( 9 Sep 2004 to 8 May 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions) (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare) (also Department for Education and Science) (12 Jun 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare) (also Department for Work and Pensions) (12 Jun 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare), Department for Work and Pensions ( 1 Jul 2002 to 10 Sep 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Early Years and School Standards) (12 Jun 2001 to 12 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare), Department for Education and Skills (11 Jun 2001 to 10 Sep 2004)
  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) ( 6 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)

Recent appearances

  • Foreign Affairs - Motion to Take Note 5 Mar 2024

    My Lords, when I was in office at the EU, I visited the Middle East more than anywhere else. In Sderot in Israel, I was presented with a sculpture of a rose, fashioned from one of the hundreds of Hamas rockets fired regularly at the town, and visited the places where children played underground to keep them safe. Sderot was targeted on 7 October by Hamas terrorists. On my visits to Gaza, I...
  • Iran: Stability in the Middle East - Question for Short Debate 30 Jan 2020

    My Lords, I too am grateful to my noble friend Lord Turnberg for securing this debate. It is a very long time since I spoke in your Lordships’ House. Indeed, I was sitting where the Minister is, before I was whisked across the Channel into some kind of glorious exile. As noble Lords will know, during my time away, I led and chaired the negotiations with Iran for over four and a half years....

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