Baroness Corston

Jean Corston

Jean Corston

Party

Labour

Address as

Baroness Corston

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4575
corstonj@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

MP (Labour) for Bristol East 1992-2005

Parliamentary career

PPS to David Blunkett as Secretary of State for Education and Employment 1997-2000

Party groups

Regional organiser, South West Region Labour Party 1981-85; Assistant national agent, Labour Party, London 1985-86; Secretary, Labour Party Annual Conference Arrangements 1985-86; Parliamentary Labour Party: Deputy chair 1997-2001, Chair 2001-05

Select committees

Chair Joint Committee on Human Rights 2001-05

International bodies

Member, Executive Committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch 1999-2005, 2010-11; Chair, Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians 2000

Political interests

Equal opportunities, disability, human rights, complementary medicine

Countries of interest

India, Kenya, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Corston, of St George in the County and City of Bristol 2005

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Barrister (non-practising)