Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Parliament of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(female suffrage 1918/22) 

See also United Kingdoms Ministers

1946-50 Member of the Speakerís Panel of the House of Commons Florence Paton

1967-88(Ü) Deputy Speaker of House of Lords Baroness Wootton of Abinger
Barbara Wootton was the first female life peer created in 1958. She lived (1897-1988)

1968-77 Deputy Speaker of House of Lords Baroness Emmett of Amberly
1972-77 Deputy Chairman of Committees
She lived (1899-1981/8)

1970-73 2. Deputy Chair of Ways and Means of House of Commons
1973-7
7 Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Betty Harvie Anderson
Deputy Lieutenant of Stirlingshire 1977-79

1974-78(Ü) Principal Deputy Chair of Committees and 1. Deputy Speaker of House of Lords Baroness Tweedsmuir of Beltelvie
Former Vice-Chairperson of the European Parliament

1976-92 Member Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of House of Commons Dame Janet Fookes
1992-97 2. Deputy Chair of Ways and Means (Deputy Speaker) of the Commons
2002-05 Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords
2010- Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords (
Baroness Fookes of Plymouth)
Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex from 2001 and Candidate for the post of Lord Speaker in 2006.

1979-83 Principal Deputy Chair of Committees of the House of Lords Baroness White of Rhymney Monmouth
1983-89 Deputy Speaker of House of Lords
Eirene Lloyd White is a former member of the Government. She lived (1909-99)

1983-86 Principal Deputy Chair of Committees of the House of Lords Baroness Llevelyn-Davies of Hastoe
198
6-93 Deputy Chair of Committees and Deputy Speaker of House of Lords

1985-2002 Deputy Chair of Committee
s and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Serota
1986-92 Principal Deputy Chair of Committees
Baroness-in-Waiting (Whip) 1968-69 and 1969-70 Chief Whip in House of Lords and Minister of State of Health and Social Security. She lived (1919-2002).

1986-2005 Deputy Chair of Committees and Deputy Speaker of House of Lords Baroness Cox of Queensbury

1986-99 Deputy Speaker of House of Lords Baroness Blatch

1987-92 2. Deputy Chair of Ways and Means of the House of Commons Betty Boothroyd
1992-2000 155th Speaker of House of Commons (The Rt. Hon)
Former assistant minister (b. 1920-)

1990-2007 Deputy Chair of Committees and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Lockwood of Dewsbury
Betty Hall

1992-97 and 2005-10 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Ann Winterton
Candidate for the post of Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009. Former Foreign Secretary, Margaret Beckett, was another of the 10 candidates.

1992-2005 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Gwyneth Dunwoody

1992-97 Deputy Speaker of House of Lords Baroness Fokes of Plymouth

1993- Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of House of Lords Baroness Hooper
Parliamentary Private Secretary to William Hague as Leader of the Opposition 1999-2001

1995-2002 Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of House of Lords Baroness Nicol

1997-2001 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Candy Aterton

1997-98 and 2005-10 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Rt. Hon. Ann Widdecombe
Former Minister of State, 1998-99 Shadow Health and from 1999 Shadow Home Secretary.

1997-2005 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Dame Marion Roe

1997-98 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Margaret Hodge

1997-2008 Deputy Chair of Committees and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords The Baroness Turner of Camden
2002-08 Deputy Speaker

1997-2007 Deputy Chair of Committees of the House of Lords The Countess of Mar
1999-2007 Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords
Margaret of Mar succeeded to the title of 31st. Countess of Mar in 1975. In 1999 she was one of the 92 Hereditary Peers elected to the reformed House of Lords. She is the first Hereditary Peeress to hold any office in the Lords. In 2006 she was among the 8 candidates for the new post of Lord Speaker of the House of Lords. The heir to her title is her only daughter, Lady Susan of Mar, The Mistress of Mar (b. 1963-), who is mother of two daughters. (b. 1940-).

1998-2005 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Irene Adams
Labour MP 1990-2005. Created Baroness Adams of Paisley North in 2005.

1999-2001 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Ray Michie

1999-2002 Deputy Chair of Committees and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords The Baroness Gardner of Parkes
Trixie Gardener was created Baroness Gardner of Parkes, of Southgate in Greater London and of Parkes in the State of New South Wales and Commonwealth of Australia 1981

2000-11 First Deputy Chair of Ways and Means, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Sylvia Heal

2001-11 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Anne Begg

2002- Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the House of Lords The Baroness Gould of Potternewton
Labour Party Secretary 1975-85, Director of the Labour Party Organization 1985-93, Opposition Whip in House of Lords 1996-97, Baroness in Waiting and Spokesperson on Health, Spokesperson of Social Security in the Lords 1997-98 and 2001-02 and Deputy Speaker from 2002. Joyce Brenda Gould was created a Baroness in 1993. (b. 1931- ).

2002-08 Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords The Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale
Baroness in Waiting (Whip) and Spokesperson of the Scottish Office, Spokesperson of  Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and Spokesperson of Culture, Media and Sports in the Lords 1998-2001.
Margaret (Meta) Ramsay was created a Baroness in 1996. (b. 1936-).

2002- Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the House of Lords The Baroness Pitkeathley

2002-07 Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords The Baroness Thomas of Walliswood
Liberal Member of the
Surrey County Council 1984-97, created a Baroness in 1997.

2005-10 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Janet Anderson
Vice-Chamberlain of the (Royal) Household 1997-98, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sports 1998-99, Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sports 1999-2001.

2005-10 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Janet Dean

2005-10 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Joan Humble

2006-11 Lord Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Hayman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment, Transport and The Regions 1997-98, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Health 1998-99, Minister of State of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1999-2001,
Privy Councillor since 2001. Helen Hayman was created Baroness Hayman, of Darmunt Park in 1996. (b. 1949-).

2008- Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the House of Lords Baroness Harris of Richmond

2008-10 Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the House of Lords Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords 2007-10 and Lords Chief Whip, Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms

2007- Deputy Chair of Commitees of the House of Lords Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall
2008- Deputy Speaker

2008- Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen

2010- Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means Dame Dawn Primarolo
Labour MP from 1987 and held various junior ministerial posts 1997-2010. (b. 1954-).

2010-15 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Annette Brooke
Liberal Democrat MP

2010-15 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Katy Clark
Labour MP

2010-12 and 2015- Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Nadine Dorries
Conservative MP

2010-15 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Anne McIntosh
Conservative MP

2010- Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Anne Main

2010-15 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Sandra Osborne
Labour MP

2010-15 Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Linda Riordan
Labour MP

2010- Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Morris of Bolton

2010- Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Pitkeathley

2011-16 Lord Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness D'Souza
Leader of the independent Cross Bench Peers 2007-11.

2013- 1. Deputy Chair of Ways of Means of the House of Commons Eleanor Fulton Laing
Before becoming Deputy Speaker, she was Conservative MP from 1987, Opposition whip 1999Ė2000 and member of the Shadow Cabinet 2000-10. (b. 1958-)

2015- 2. Deputy Chair of Ways and Means Natascha Engel
Labour MP from 2005. (b. 1967-)

2015- Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Cheryl Gillan
Conservative MP and former Secretary of State.

2015- Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Madeleine Moon

2015- Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Valerie Vaz

2015- Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Dame Angela Watkinson

2015- Member of Speakerís Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons Karen Buck


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