Baroness Blake of Leeds

Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade)

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

  • Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) 9 Sep 2022

    I thank the Lord Speaker for the opportunity to pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen today. Like my noble friend Lady Taylor, I am very conscious of the powerful, heartfelt and sincere speeches that have led the debate. I am sure that we are all very grateful for that. I know that all our thoughts are with the members of the Royal Family at this time of deep sadness and loss. I join everyone...
  • Horizon Europe - Question 8 Sep 2022

    My Lords, innovation thrives on collaboration, as we have heard. Delaying resolving the relationship shows that the UK is not stepping up to face the challenges of the future. We must accept our responsibility in this relationship. We have heard that organisations such as the UK Dementia Research Institute are on course to become world leaders in the field, but they need the collaboration of...
  • Energy Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 65 7 Sep 2022

    Briefly, I thank the Minister for that explanation. I am sure, looking back at comments made earlier this afternoon, that the team opposite cannot be happy with the number of government amendments that are coming through on the Bill at this stage—I hope that will be taken up on a serious note on this and other Bills that have come forward. The only slight question I have is that we talk...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 February 2021

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade) (since 4 Dec 2021)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 18 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Housing) (19 Sep 2021 to 3 Dec 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (19 Sep 2021 to 3 Dec 2021)
  • 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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