In the House of Lords

the policing of Fracking protestsJenny was introduced to the House of Lords on 5th November 2013, having been elected by Party members to represent the Green Party there. She took her title, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, from the council estate she grew up on in Brighton

Jenny had to be formally introduced to the House before she could take part in any business

A catalogue of all Jenny’s contributions to the House can be viewed on the ‘they work for you’ website

Jenny has been working cross-party to press the Government to “do Brexit properly”. She has tabled and supported amendments to the Article 50 Bill to require white papers on the transitional arrangements should two years prove insufficient, and on implementing key social and environmental regulatory, monitoring, enforcement and justice mechanisms. She has also supported calls for Parliament to vote on the final deal

Jenny tabled a private members bill on House of Lords Reform, which would create a second chamber where only peers elected via PR would be entitled to vote. This had its second reading on February 3rd 2017

Jenny worked with campaigner Tom Kearney to table an amendment to the Bus Services Bill about bus safety, requiring all operators to subscribe to an independent incident reporting and analysis scheme. This would enable employees to report, anonymously, any concerns. A similar scheme improved safety standards in the rail industry

This year Jenny has tabled the following Oral Questions which were debated in the main chamber: