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

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) 11 May 2022

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a vice-president of the LGA and add that I am also very much looking forward to the maiden speech of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Guildford. This Government were elected on a promise to level up Britain. However, on the basis of this gracious Speech they will continue to fall short of the ambition needed to deliver for our towns, cities and...
  • Energy Security Strategy - Statement 27 Apr 2022

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for coming here to answer our questions. However, I am disappointed that we only have this opportunity 20 days after the publication of the strategy, due to the Government’s decision to publish it while the other place was not sitting and thereby avoid immediate scrutiny. On the Statement itself, I will begin with the aspects that we welcome. The last Labour...
  • Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre - Question 25 Apr 2022

    My Lords, the sale of the Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre has been described as akin to defunding fire brigades after they have extinguished a major blaze. Can the Minister tell us in detail what steps the Government have taken with the sale to ensure that this is not the case and that the UK remains well prepared for any future pandemics?

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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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