Lord Smith of Clifton

Former 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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Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 31 January 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (9 Jun 2010 to 22 Jun 2010)
  • Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs, Spokesperson for Northern Ireland (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Northern Ireland), Scottish and Northern Ireland Affairs (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Northern Ireland Affairs (5 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (31 Mar 2006 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Northern Ireland Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (1 Dec 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Shadow Minister, Northern Ireland Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (4 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Committee On Animals In Scientific Procedures (28 Jun 2001 to 16 Jul 2002)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (12 Dec 2000 to 11 May 2001)

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