Lord Kennedy of Southwark

Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

Labour Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 81 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I fully support Amendment 81 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Morrow. Like others, I pay tribute to him for his work in the Northern Ireland Assembly, and in your Lordships’ House, combating the evil of modern slavery and human trafficking. The noble Lord made a very compelling case for the Government to agree to his amendment today, and I do hope the Minister will be able to...
  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 77 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, Amendment 77, moved by the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, and Amendment 78, also in his name, seek to add two new clauses to the Bill. Amendment 77 would require the Secretary of State to publish a document, to be called the “Charter for EU Immigration and Demographic Change”, which would explain the policies of the Government and their formulation with respect to...
  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 77 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for referring me to his personal views about the overcrowding question. I will look at them but I am also conscious that he was asked a question by the noble Lord, Lord Horam, his noble friend on the Conservative Benches. The Minister is sitting there, and the question was posed to him, as a member of Her Majesty’s Government. We would like to know the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2010

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (since 8 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Housing) (since 8 Jan 2018)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Housing) (18 Sep 2015 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (18 Sep 2015 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (16 May 2013 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (17 Oct 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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