Baroness Walmsley

Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers

Liberal Democrat 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

  • Covid-19: Early Years Sector - Question 20 Jan 2021

    My Lords, even before the pandemic, 65% of children in some areas were not receiving the mandated two-and-a-half-year health visitor check because of cuts to the workforce. Will there be any additional resources for the health visitor workforce to help them to catch up with missed visits to vulnerable young families during the pandemic?
  • Health: Eating Disorders - Question 19 Jan 2021

    My Lords, the eating disorder faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists has recently reported that eating disorder teams are being asked to ignore the NICE guidelines for treatment as being unrealistic and too expensive. Will the Minister either justify this or condemn it?
  • Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 15 12 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I am honoured to follow the noble Lord, Lord Field, and the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher. I too have put my name to Amendment 15. Before I specifically address the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Field, I would like to acknowledge the Minister’s reply to my Oral Question earlier today about the negative effect of Brexit on the legal supply of Bedrocan, and probably other...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 May 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Public Relations Consultant (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 29 Oct 2019)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers (since 1 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 2015 to 12 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (25 Feb 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (25 Feb 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Spokesperson for Children, Schools and Families (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Education and Children), Children, Schools and Families (5 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Education & Children), Innovation, Universities and Skills (4 Jul 2007 to 5 Jul 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Education & Children), Education & Skills (21 Mar 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Children), Education & Skills (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Education & Skills (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Dec 2000 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (12 Dec 2000 to 7 May 2005)

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