Baroness Wilcox of Newport

Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues)

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Town and Country Planning (Border Facilities and Infrastructure) (EU Exit) (England) Special Development Order 2020 (SI 2020/928) - Motion to Regret 11 Feb 2021

    My Lords, I am proud to note my vice-presidency of the LGA and am pleased to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, who shares with me a long career in local government, as does the Minister. With that background, we will always bring a pragmatic and reasoned approach to any issue. After all, it is local government that gets things done, though after more than a...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 173 10 Feb 2021

    My Lords, I speak to Amendment 173 in the name of my noble friend Lady Gale, who has done so much to support and defend the rights of women during her career in Wales and in the wider United Kingdom. She made many powerful points in her speech, urging an holistic and joined-up approach to this issue, and she remains steadfast in her support for the adoption of the Istanbul convention. I also...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 162 8 Feb 2021

    I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Morgan, for bringing this much-needed amendment to the House and recognising that the changes that have occurred in the past few decades, since the widespread introduction of mobile phone technologies and social media coverage, have irreversibly changed the way in which we communicate. The inherent dangers of the misuse of that communication have become...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (since 30 Sep 2020)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 2 Mar 2020)

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