Baroness Chapman of Darlington

Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

Labour Peer


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings 27 Jan 2023

    To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Education on 13 January (114721), when they will publish the "detailed, school level" findings of the Condition Data Collection Programme.
  • Vulnerable Teenagers - Motion to Take Note 26 Jan 2023

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Addington. I really enjoyed his speech. He made some very important points and I think—if I can interpret it this way—almost threw down the gauntlet. It is one that I would be only too willing to reach for. I also commend my noble friend Lady Armstrong not just for securing this important debate but for her leadership on this issue...
  • Schools: Transgender Guidance - Question 25 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I think most people agree that guidance is needed for schools, and they will welcome the Minister’s comments that this must be done with sensitivity and respect to all pupils, including, of course, trans pupils. But does she acknowledge that the lack of certainty over the timing of this is furthering anxiety and concern and that, notwithstanding what she has correctly said about...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 February 2021

Previously MP for Darlington until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Also represented Darlington

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Topics of interest

Baroness Chapman of Darlington campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Prison Service
  • Prisoners
  • Mobile Phones
  • Prisons: Private Sector
  • Wormwood Scrubs Prison

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (since 10 May 2022)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (since 4 Dec 2021)
  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office (since 22 Jun 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade) (4 Dec 2021 to 17 Jun 2022)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (22 Jun 2021 to 21 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) (9 Oct 2016 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Jan 2016 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Jan 2016)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.


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