Baroness Wilcox of Newport

Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

Labour 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 6 Sep 2022

    Devolved nations and the potential merits of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund – Baroness Wilcox of Newport. Oral questions; 2:30 pm
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 108 18 Jul 2022

    My Lords, Amendment 118D would mean teachers in all schools would be “required to have, or be enrolled on a course such that they are working towards, qualified teacher status” before September 2024. I have spoken extensively previously about teachers without QTS having less pedagogical training and less subject knowledge than their qualified colleagues, although I do note the...
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 101 18 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I am speaking to the two amendments we have in this group: Amendments 118G and 118H. I thank my noble friend Lady Lawrence for making some extremely salient points which I will refer to subsequently. To the noble Lord, Lord Storey, I would like to explain that Amendment 118G will require every academy to follow the national curriculum. We have the list of things we would like to...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (30 Sep 2020 to 17 May 2021)

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