Baroness Thornhill

Liberal Democrat Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 26 Apr 2021

    Industrial Strategy Council annual report which recommended the development of local strategies to deliver sustainable local growth – Baroness Thornhill. Oral questions; 1:00 pm
  • Planning: Net Zero Emissions Targets - Question 19 Apr 2021

    My Lords, core to this issue is the forthcoming future home standard, which currently threatens to remove the discretion of local authorities to set zero-carbon policies that go beyond current building regulations. Does the Minister agree that the future home standard should be a floor to those authorities struggling to keep up rather than a ceiling constraining what the most ambitious...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Business Premises 7 Apr 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how their proposals in the Supporting Housing Delivery and Public Service Infrastructure consultation to allow the conversion of use Class E units to residential will operate alongside local plans that have already been developed to identify where housing should be situated.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 3 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Built Environment Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee (since 17 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (3 Dec 2015 to 17 May 2016)

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