Baroness Blake of Leeds

Shadow Spokesperson (Housing)

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

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

  • Subsidy Control Bill - Second Reading 19 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I start by thanking the Minister for his engagement with our team and the offers of detailed briefings on this important legislation. Such openness is much appreciated. We agree with the need for this legislation and support the introduction of a subsidy control scheme that provides public authorities at all levels and in all parts of the UK with greater flexibility than they...
  • Integrated Rail Plan: Northern Powerhouse Area - Question for Short Debate 16 Dec 2021

    My Lords, the IRP should have been a blueprint to enable the north to deliver its transformational economic vision. The disappointment and sense of betrayal felt across the region is immense and I hope that the Government are listening and will act accordingly. I thank the Minister for the briefing we had this morning. Of course we welcome the commitments in the plan, but we are very...
  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 14 8 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I rise to support the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Young, to which I am pleased to have added my name; and I would like to take this opportunity to commend him for continuing to pursue the important issues raised and for the clarity in his exposition of the points in front of us. Given the lateness of the hour and how much pressure we know we are under with this...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 February 2021

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Housing) (since 19 Sep 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (since 19 Sep 2021)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 18 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (18 May 2021 to 18 Sep 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Housing) (18 May 2021 to 18 Sep 2021)

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