Baroness Smith of Newnham

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Negotiations - Question 24 Apr 2017

    My Lords, what assessment have the Government made of the amount of parliamentary time that will be lost thanks to a general election and whether that can be added back in, so that there is adequate parliamentary scrutiny of the negotiations, given that the limit for the negotiations is two years and we are going to lose about two months?
  • Brexit: European Union-derived Rights - Motion to Resolve 4 Apr 2017

    My Lords, it is frequently suggested that any noble Lord who starts a speech with, “I shall be brief”, will drone on for many minutes. However, I do propose to be brief in speaking in favour of the Motion proposed by the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter. As the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, said earlier, so much has already been said and we should not keep refighting the same battles. I...
  • 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...

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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 43 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 79.52% 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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