Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent

Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent's full title is The Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent. Her name is Ruth Lauren Smeeth, and she is a current member of the House of Lords.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent.

The Register is updated continuously throughout each sitting day and at regular intervals on other days.

Category 1: Directorships

  • Director, Clayduck Limited (communications consultancy)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

  • Chief Executive Officer and Director, Writers and Scholars Educational Trust (trading as Index on Censorship) (organisation campaigning for freedom of expression)
  • Occasional columnist, The Jewish Chronicle
  • Senior Adviser giving political and strategic advice and analysis on issue-based campaigning to Stonehaven Campaigns Ltd (advisory firm specialising in strategy and policy on critical issues and corporate relations)

Category 3: Person with significant control of a company (PSC)

  • Clay Duck Housing Limited (dormant property company) (interest ceased 26 March 2024)

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

  • Clay Duck Housing Limited (dormant property company) (interest ceased 26 March 2024)

Category 5: Land and property

  • House in Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 from which rental income is received

Category 7: Overseas visits

  • Visit to Israel, 9-11 January 2024, for meetings with Israeli politicians, academics, activists and diplomats; flights, accommodation and meals paid for by Labour Friends of Israel

Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

  • Hospitality received from Betting and Gaming Council to attend England v Australia Test Cricket match at Edgbaston, 17 June 2023
  • As a member of the All-Parliamentary Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces, the member receives invitations to breakfast and dinner briefings which during the course of the calendar year together amount to more than £300 in value and all of which are paid for by sources listed in the register of APPGs

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

  • Director, HOPE not hate Limited (campaigning against far-right extremism)
  • Director, Clay Duck Housing Limited (dormant property company) (interest ceased 26 March 2024)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

  • Member, Governing Body, Staffordshire University (interest ceased 19 September 2023)
  • Honorary Captain, Royal Naval Reserve

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

  • Vice Chair, Jewish Labour Movement

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

  • Trustee, Antisemitism Policy Trust, and Director of the associated company
  • Trustee, AJEX, Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men and Women
  • Trustee, Penkhull Village Hall Charitable Trust