Baroness Pinnock

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

Liberal Democrat Peer

Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Movement of People in the Cultural Sector (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 15 May 2019

    My Lords, an outsider looking in might regard this subject matter as a niche area of concern. I suggest, however, that in many ways it encapsulates the impact that a post-Brexit UK will have on individuals and the experiences of communities. I was fortunate to be a member of the EU Home Affairs Committee, under the good chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Jay. It listened to and interrogated...
  • Council Tax - Question 14 Mar 2019

    My Lords, as a result of government policy, councils which have social services responsibilities have had to raise their council tax by 18% over the past four years. Does the Minister know of any employees who have had an 18% pay rise in that period? If not, are they still the hard-pressed council tax payers whom the Conservatives love to talk about?
  • Stronger Towns Fund - Statement 5 Mar 2019

    My Lords, I remind Members of my registered interests, in particular that I am a councillor in Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire. I thank the Minister for repeating the Statement, but it raises far more questions than answers, so I will ask those questions in the hope and expectation of finding the answers. The funding is described as being for towns. Could the Minister define what towns...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (since 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

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