Baroness Thornton

Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues)

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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A selection of Baroness Thornton’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Women’s Health Strategy for England - Statement 21 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for taking this Statement today, and I hope her noble friend is fully recovered from the bug that he acquired—goodness knows where. I declare an interest as a maternity safeguarding champion at a London trust hospital. We must welcome this rather late and delayed strategy. For too long, women’s health has been an afterthought and the voices of women have...
  • Women and Girls: Economic Well-being, Welfare, Safety and Opportunities - Motion to Take Note 14 Jul 2022

    My Lords, this has been a fascinating and mixed debate, and I fear some of issues raised will pose some challenges for the Minister today. I start by congratulating my noble friend Lady Gale on choosing this debate, although I doubt even she could have anticipated how relevant it would be in highlighting the shortcomings of this Government in dealing with the safety and security of, and need...
  • Information Commissioner’s Office Report - Question 11 Jul 2022

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to implement the recommendations of the Information Commissioner’s Office report Who’s Under Investigation: The processing of victims’ personal data in rape and serious sexual offence investigations, published on 31 May.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (since 10 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Nov 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (17 Oct 2011 to 1 Jul 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (8 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (25 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (19 Feb 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (18 Feb 2008 to 19 Feb 2010)
  • Government Whip (25 Jan 2008 to 25 Mar 2010)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 18 Dec 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (6 Dec 1999 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (24 Nov 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)

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