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Lord Leslie GRIFFITHS (United Kingdom, SOC)

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Member of the House of Lords

House of Lords
GB - SW1A 0PW - London
United Kingdom

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 26/06/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 15/04/2024 Representative - United Kingdom
  • from 26/06/2020 to 14/04/2024 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 26/06/2020)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 20/03/2024)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 09/10/2023 to 24/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 21/03/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 03/07/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Virendra SHARMA (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 15/04/2024)
  • Alternate of ZZ… (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 15/04/2024)
  • Alternate of Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 21/03/2022 to 14/04/2024)
  • Alternate of Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 03/07/2020 to 23/01/2022)


Last speeches

15/04/2024 | 15:58:34 President and fellow members of this Assembly, a joy to be speaking on this debate as an expert in playing the role of an opposition since for 14 years as a member of the Labour Party in the British Parliament, we have been in opposition. I claimed, therefore, my own expertise in the matter, and I can show you the wounds and the scars, if necessary. I want to thank those who have compiled the two reports, and particularly alongside the firm principles enunciated in them allowing for the... 26/01/2024 | 11:33:55 President and colleagues, The sad story of the abuse of children in contexts where they should have felt safe has been well chronicled by our friend Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ. This report makes sad reading. It's been well addressed by previous speakers, especially Ms Larysa BILOZIR who preceded me, and others from Ukraine. Sad reading indeed. It urges us to deal with issues he raises in a constructive and compassionate way. We're in his debt. And yet for all the urgency which he points to, I... 24/01/2024 | 19:12:29 Thank you, Madam President. And I want to thank those who put this report together. It is a prodigious piece of work, horrifying as it is. And once it concentrates on Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation and Türkiye it takes us on a whistle stop tour around many of the countries represented in this Assembly and shows just how much work there is still to do. The bestiality of some of the punishments is almost beyond description, and we can only just regret that, and with hand on heart promise... 23/06/2023 | 12:23:40 Thank you very much indeed Madam Chair and colleagues who have had the courage and stamina to remain this long in the House. I sit on a committee in the House of Lords, a select committee. The genius is it's bipartisan and it consists of experts in their field. The committee I sit on is for communications and digital. Our last report was called "Regulating the Regulators". The current one, nearly complete, is on digital exclusion. The one we're about to begin will be on artificial... 23/06/2023 | 10:22:08 Thank you, Chair and members. Just a word to add support from our group to what has just been said about the case of Mr Julian Assange and also to do it from the point of view of a speaker, not only for my group but for my country. It is scandalous. It needs to be dealt with in a humane and humanitarian way. I am very grateful to Sir Christopher CHOPE for bringing together this report and so many instances and categories, many of which one knew about in bits and pieces through the news that...