Elizabeth Doocey, Baroness Doocey

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The Baroness Doocey
OBE
Dee Doocey (Baroness Doocey) - 2012.jpg
Liberal Democrat peer
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 December 2010–present
Personal details
Born Elizabeth Deirdre O'Keefe
(1948-05-02) 2 May 1948 (age 66)
Drumcondra, County Dublin, Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrats
Spouse(s) Jim Doocey; 1 child
Children Mark Doocey

Elizabeth Doocey, Baroness Doocey OBE (née O'Keefe; born 2 May 1948[1]), best known as Dee Doocey, is a British Liberal Democrat politician and businesswoman, and a former Chair of the London Assembly.

Personal life[edit]

Born Elizabeth Deirdre O'Keefe in Drumcondra, Dublin, she married Jim Doocey and they have one son, Mark.

Peerage[edit]

She was created a life peer on 21 December 2010, as Baroness Doocey, and sits on the Liberal Democrat benches in the House of Lords.[2] She is the coalition government’s representative on the Criminal Justice Board. She is also a member of the Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill [1], which comprises members of both the House of Commons and House of Lords, and which will take written and oral evidence and make recommendations in a report to both Houses. She has also been a member of the House of Lords Refreshment Committee since 2012. In 2012, she was a member of the Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill (Joint Committee), and in 2013 was a member of the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee.

London politics[edit]

Doocey was a member of the London Assembly from 2004-12. She was originally elected as the fifth person on the Liberal Democrat party list, as a London-wide member of the Assembly. She was re-elected for a second term in 2008 but did not contest the 2012 election. She was Chair of the London Assembly from 2010-11, and Deputy Chair from 2011-12. From 2004 to 2010 and again from 2011-12, she was chair of the Assembly's Economic Development, Culture, Sport & Tourism Committee (renamed the Economy, Culture and Sport Committee in May 2011), which, amongst other responsibilities, scrutinised preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.

From 2005-12, Doocey was a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, which oversaw the Metropolitan Police. She chaired the MPA's Finance & Resources Committee from 2011 to 2012, and also chaired the MPA's Olympic & Paralympic sub-committee. She represented the Mayor of London on the Home Office Olympic Security Board from 2008-12. Prior to her election to the London Assembly, she ran a management consulting business, DD Enterprises. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dee Doocey was the Director of Finance at Liberal Party headquarters. She served as a Liberal councillor in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames from 1986 to 1994, and was chair of the council's Housing Committee. She has been election agent for Vince Cable in her home constituency of Twickenham since 1992.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baroness Doocey". BBC Democracy. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/101222-0001.htm#10122246000550 |chapter-url= missing title (help). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Lords. 22 December 2010. 

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