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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

  • Valedictory Debate 5 Nov 2019

    What a privilege it is to follow that heartfelt speech. It is also a coincidence, because, as the majority of the right hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) has gone up at every successive election, mine has gone down. [Laughter.] In 2010, when I first came into the House, we achieved the lowest swing away from Labour in the entire country. In the most recent general...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Abur Bakr Al-Baghdadi 5 Nov 2019

    What assessment he has made of the effect on the work of the Global Coalition against Daesh of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions 5 Nov 2019

    Heartfelt congratulations, Mr Speaker. Will the Foreign Secretary comment on the report overnight of the capture of the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in north-west Syria? Does not this, and the death of the Daesh leader itself, underline the importance of our international alliances to keep British citizens and our communities safe from the threat of terror?

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 September 2020

Previously MP for Barrow and Furness until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015; Labour/Co-operative until 29 Apr 2018; Independent until 6 Nov 2019

Also represented Barrow and Furness

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Topics of interest

Lord Walney campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Defence
  • Freedom of Information
  • Public Appointments
  • Pay
  • Senior Civil Servants
  • Training

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (5 Feb 2018 to 8 May 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (8 Oct 2010 to 11 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Address of donor: Level 2, 40 Macquarie Barton, ACT 2600 Australia

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £5,501.09

Destination of visit: Canberra and Sydney

Dates of visit: 4-11 October 2018

Purpose of visit: To participate in the Australia-United Kingdom Defence and Industry 1.5 Track Dialogue.

(Registered 07 November 2018)
Name of donor: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO Box 55937, Riyadh 11544

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): return flight London to Riyadh costing £6,484.22; internal flight Riyadh to Dammam costing £562.80; two nights in hotel in Riyadh costing £1,030; total value £8,077.02

Destination of visit: Riyadh and Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia

Dates of visit: 22-25 September 2019

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding visit to Saudi Aramco facilities targeted in 14 September 2019 attack and receiving briefings on latest regional situation.

(Registered 14 October 2019)

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