Vera Baird on a walkabout in Houghton as Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, 14.05.14

Vera Baird in Houghton, May 2014.

Welcome to my personal website, I am delighted that you have taken time to look through the different areas.

This website is separate to my role as Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, if you are looking for that website here is the link

Here, I sometimes comment about what is happening in Parliament or responding to events that are making the press.  I also focus on some of my interests, particularly my interest in tackling Violence Against Women and Girls.  I am currently working with the Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Minister for Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls, Seema Malhotra MP and Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary for Unite in helping shape Labour’s Women’s Safety Commission to develop proposals for legislation to tackle violence against women and girls which will be prioritised by the next Labour Government.

I have also added a number of links which I find interesting, including Respect, of which I am a board member.  Please do take a few minutes to look at the work they are all doing – I’m sure you’ll find it of interest.

If you would like to contact me, my email address is

Best wishes.


Vera Baird QC