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Dee Doocey OBE is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. Since 2016 she has been Chair of the House of Lords Finance Committee and also serves as a member of the House of Lords Commission.
During the 2010–2015 Parliament, she was the Coalition Government’s representative on the Criminal Justice Board. She has also served on a number of Select Committees.
Dee was elected a member of the London Assembly in 2004, and served for eight years. 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, which was the lead Committee monitoring preparations for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. From 2005–12, Dee was a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), which oversaw the Metropolitan Police.
She chaired the MPA’s Finance & Resources Committee and also chaired the MPA’s Olympic & Paralympic sub–committee. She represented the then Mayor of London (Boris Johnson), on the Home Office Olympic Security Board from 2008–12.
Prior to her election to the London Assembly, Dee ran a management consulting business and, from 1982–1992, she was Finance Director of the Liberal Party. 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 served as Election Agent for Vince Cable in her home constituency of Twickenham from 1992–2015.
Dee was born and grew up in Dublin and moved to Britain in the 1960s. Her mother Sheila Griffin was a prominent singer and actress in Dublin and her father Jo O’Keefe was a saxophonist.