Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Hilary Armstrong

Hilary Armstrong



Address as

Baroness Armstrong

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353


Electoral history

MP for North West Durham 1987-2010

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesperson for Education 1988-92; PPS to John Smith as Leader of the Opposition 1992-94; Opposition Spokesperson for: Treasury and Economic Affairs 1994-95, The Environment and London 1995-97; Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions 1997-2001; Government Chief Whip 2001-06; Minister for the Cabinet Office and Social Exclusion; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 2006-07

Party groups

Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1992-94, 1996-2006

Select committees

Member: Education 1998

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Durham County Council 1985-88; Vice-chair, British Council 1994-97; Non-executive director, Co. Durham and Darlington Foundation Hospital Trust

Political interests

Regional development, world development, education, environment, social exclusion and social enterprise

Countries of interest

Central Africa, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top, of Crook in the County of Durham 2010

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member, Advisory Board, SITA UK (recycling and resource management company)

Member, Advisory Board, GovNet Communications (publisher and event organiser)

Non-executive Director, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (2 days a month)

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Chair, Community Energy Solutions

Board Member, Westminster Foundation for Democracy

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee and Board Member, WAVE Trust (ending child abuse)

Chair, Tony Blair Sports Foundation

Trustee, Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI)

Trustee, VSO International

Chair, Cyrenians (Tyneside and North East)