Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton

Josephine Farrington

Josephine Farrington



Address as

Baroness Farrington

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3104


Electoral history

Contested (Labour) West Lancashire 1983 general election

Lords career

Opposition Whip 1995-97; Government Whip 1997-2007; Government Spokesperson for: Local Government 1997-2001, Northern Ireland 1997-2007, Wales Office -2002, Environment and Rural Affairs 2001-07, Cabinet Office 2001-02, Women's Issues/Equality Agenda -2003; Government Whip 2008-10

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Preston Borough Council 1973-76; Lancashire County Council: Councillor 1977-97, Chair, Education Committee 1981-91, Council Chair 1992-93; Association of County Councils: Leader, Labour Group 1987-94, Chair, Policy Committee 1993-94, Chair 1994-96; Member: Burnham Primary and Secondary and Further Education Committees, National Advisory Body for Public Sector Higher Education

International bodies

Council member, Europe Standing Conference of Local and Regional Authorities 1981-94 and of new Congress: Chair, Council of Europe Culture, Education, Media and Sport Committee 1988-94; International observer at local elections in Poland, Ukraine and Albania; EU Committee of the Regions: Member 1994-, Chair, Education and Training Committee 1994

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, of Fulwood in the County of Lancashire 1994

Register of Interests


No registrable interests