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. She is the coalition government’s representative on the Criminal Justice Board. 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 2010-2011, and Deputy Chair from 2011-2012.
From 2004 to 2010 and again from 2011-2012, 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. She chaired the Master of Public Administration"s Finance & Resources Committee from 2011 to 2012, and also chaired the Master of Public Administration"s Olympic & Paralympic sub-committee.
She represented the Mayor of London on the Home Office Olympic Security Board from 2008-2012. Prior to her election to the London Assembly, she ran a management consulting business, Doctor of Divinity 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.