Baroness Bakewell

Labour - Life peer

Became Member: 21st January 2011

Baroness Bakewell is not a member of any APPGs
7 Former APPG memberships
Coeliac Disease, County, Dark Skies, District Councils, Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, Humanist, Illicit Trade
Built Environment Committee
14th Apr 2021 - 31st Jan 2023
Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art
25th Jan 2017 - 23rd Oct 2019
Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee
6th Sep 2018 - 19th Mar 2019
Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee
17th May 2018 - 19th Jul 2018
Artificial Intelligence Committee
29th Jun 2017 - 13th Mar 2018
Works of Art Committee (Lords)
8th Jun 2015 - 31st Aug 2016
Communications and Digital Committee
16th May 2012 - 30th Mar 2015

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Bakewell has voted in 186 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

30 Nov 2020 - High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Bakewell voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Labour No votes vs 126 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 265 Noes - 274
15 Jun 2020 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Baroness Bakewell voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Labour No votes vs 105 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 355 Noes - 77
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Baroness Barran (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
(12 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
(5 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(4 debate interactions)
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Legislation Debates
Health and Care Act 2022
(927 words contributed)
Schools Bill [HL] 2022-23
(579 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Bakewell, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

Baroness Bakewell has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Baroness Bakewell has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Latest 1 Written Question

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
21st Feb 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to grant full legal status to humanist marriages.

The Government will consider the case for comprehensive and enduring reform once the Law Commission has completed its review of marriage law. The Law Commission will present options for reforms to modernise marriage law. Options are expected to include offering couples greater flexibility to form their own ceremonies, allowing the ceremony to take place in a much broader range of locations and to provide a framework that could allow non-religious belief organisations (such as Humanists) and/or independent celebrants to conduct legally binding weddings. The report is expected in July 2022.