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Baroness Janke

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 1 25 Feb 2020

    My Lords, I want to speak in particular to Amendments 3 and 11. This is a major opportunity for Birmingham to promote itself in an international context, with all the subsequent benefits. I know that Birmingham is a fantastic city and that it has been regenerated with huge imagination, creativity and great ambition. Following on from the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, it is very important for us...
  • Bereavement Services - Question 13 Feb 2020

    My Lords, the noble Baroness mentioned the charity Cruse Bereavement Care. Is she aware that in October 2019, Cruse commissioned research from YouGov about people’s experiences on being bereaved? Some 44% described their experiences as time-consuming, 39% stressful, 30% upsetting, 24% complicated and 16% traumatic. In the light of this and the experience of my noble friend Lady Ludford,...
  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Second Reading 5 Feb 2020

    My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Hunt, on the clarity and eloquence of her maiden speech, and I welcome her to the House. In this debate, I wish to raise the issue of pensions in relation to divorce. There is a significant pensions gender gap. The average pension pot of a woman aged 65 is one-fifth that of a 65 year-old man’s, and over 20 years, women receive £29,000...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 November 2014

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 29 Aug 2019)
  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 20 Mar 2018)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)


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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Janke’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 66.75% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 62 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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