Baroness Smith of Newnham

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • European Union: Migration - Question 7 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I shall endeavour to be helpful to the Minister: the previous questions have been about the past; I want to ask about the future. Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union relates to the free movement of workers, not people generally. What thoughts have Her Majesty’s Government given to the excellent report by the House of Commons Brexit committee? It...
  • HMS “Queen Elizabeth” - Question 2 Mar 2017

    I had the privilege of seeing the Queen Elizabeth class carriers at Rosyth last week, and the “Queen Elizabeth” was doing her harbour trials. My question relates to the aircraft that are meant to go on the carrier. Will the F-35s be available when the “Queen Elizabeth” is set to sail, or are the delays to the carrier simply to enable the F-35s to be delayed as well?
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 1 Mar 2017

    My Lords, we have heard much about the issue of EU nationals being a priority, but, as the noble Baroness, Lady Symons, pointed out, whatever the ambition of the Prime Minister and however great her negotiating skill is likely to be, the nature of EU negotiations is that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. So having this as a priority will not, in itself, give EU nationals the...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations Committee (since 25 May 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Smith of Newnham’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 79.10% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 57 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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