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The Rt Hon. the Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke

Life peer


The Rt Hon. the Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke was born Helen Lawrie Liddell on 06 December 1950 in Scotland, and is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 07 July 2010. She previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Airdrie and Shotts and Monklands East.


Currently sitting on the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (since December 2016), Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke does not chair at this time.

She has in the past sat on Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (Jan 2013 to Feb 2013), EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (Jan 2013 to Mar 2015), Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills (Joint Committee) (Mar 2011 to Jun 2011).


In the past, Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke has held the position of Secretary of State for Scotland (2001 to 2003), Minister of State (Energy and Competitiveness in Europe) (1999 to 2001), Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1999 to 1999), Minister of State (Scottish Office) (Education and Industry) (1998 to 1999), Economic Secretary (HM Treasury) (1997 to 1998) in government.

Focus Areas

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Business, industry and consumers; Defence; Economy and finance; Energy and environment; European Union; International affairs
World Areas - Europe; South East Asia and Pacific; Australia; US; Israel/Palestine
UK Areas - Scotland

You can contact Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke in the following ways:


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 3000

Email : liddellh@parliament.uk