Lord Smith of Leigh

Former Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) 22 Oct 2019

    My Lords, I declare my interests as a vice-president of the LGA and chair of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership; and I am still an elected councillor for Wigan. I was not going to talk about local government finance today; I have bored this House often enough on that subject. However, I must respond to the reference in the Minister’s introduction to yet another social...
  • NHS Long-term Plan - Statement 1 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I declare an interest as chairman of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. There is much to welcome in this White Paper’s implementation—after all, a lot of the ideas were taken from Greater Manchester in the first place so we are pleased about that. We are particularly pleased about population health being a major factor now within government. I want to...
  • Stronger Towns Fund - Statement 5 Mar 2019

    My Lords, I declare my interests as a member and former leader of Wigan Council, and as a vice-president of the LGA. I welcome the Statement, for two reasons. First, it is an admission by the Government that austerity has damaged the north and the Midlands much more than any other part of the country. At least we are hearing that from them and they are going to try to do something about it....

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Left the House of Lords on 2 August 2021

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