Baroness Harris of Richmond

Angela Harris

Angela Harris


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Baroness Harris

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6709


Lords career

Liberal Democrat Whip 2000-08; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Northern Ireland 2003-10, Home Office (police) 2005-10; Deputy Speaker 2008-; Deputy Chairman of Committees 2008-; Contested Lord Speaker election 2011

Councils, public bodies

Richmond Town Council (Yorkshire): Councillor 1978-81, 1991-99, Mayor 1993-94; Richmondshire District Council: Councillor 1979-89, Chair 1987-88, Honorary Alderman 2002; North Yorkshire County Council: Councillor 1981-2001, Chair 1991-92; JP 1982-98; Non-executive director, Northallerton NHS Trust 1989-97; DL, North Yorkshire 1994-; Chair, North Yorkshire Police Authority 1994-2001; Vice-President, National Association of Police Authorities 2006-

International bodies

Member: British-American Parliamentary Group 1999-, Inter-Parliamentary Union 2003-, British/Irish Parliamentary Assembly 2005-

Political interests

Police, Northern Ireland

Countries of interest

Canada, Ireland, Nepal, Qatar

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Harris of Richmond, of Richmond in the County of North Yorkshire 1999

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Occasional speaker for House Magazine; Westminster Explained; Understanding ModernGov

Occasional speaker on cruise ships

6: Sponsorship

Some support in connection with her parliamentary work is given to the Member by Mr James Winston, a consultant on policing issues to Thornhill Public Affairs, London N1 9BE, and Director and Event Co-ordinator, Champ (UK) Ltd (a not-for-profit organisation)

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Gibraltar, 14-17 February, as guest of the Gibraltar Defence Police Federation (GDPF); meetings with HE The Governor; the Commander British Forces; the Chief Minister; the Minister of Justice and other Ministers; Police Chiefs of both the GDP and Royal Gibraltar Police and police officers of the GDPF; all costs of visit met by GDPF

8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Visit to Belfast, 19–21 April 2011; visit included meetings with Chief Constable, PSNI; Human Rights Consortium, The Children’s Law Centre; Belfast Unemployed Law Centre; New Start Education Centre; European Women’s Platform; Queerspace; Belong; Contact a Family; FPA; Carers (NI); REAL Network (Disability Rights group); Lower Castlereagh Community Group; WAVE Trauma Centre; Nine Towers housing project and NICEM Migrant Centre; accommodation was provided by Lord Rana

Visit to Glasgow, 12 June 2011, to attend Defence Police Federation Conference dinner;cost of flights and accommodation met by Defence Police Federation

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Working Group member, Independent Commission on the Future of Policing

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Industry and Parliament Trust

Trustee, Flint House, Police Rehabilitation Centre