Baroness Gould of Potternewton

Joyce Gould

Joyce Gould



Address as

Baroness Gould

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3138
Fax: 020 7219 1372


Lords career

Opposition Whip 1994-97; Opposition Spokesperson for: Citizen's Charter 1994-96, Women 1996-97; Government Whip 1997; Deputy Chair of Committees 2002-; Deputy Speaker 2002-

Party groups

Member: Regional Women's Advisory Committee 1960-69, National Labour Women's Committee 1960-69, Plant Committee on Electoral Systems 1990-92; Chair, Computing for Labour 1993-2002; Member: Labour Electoral Reform Association, Bevan Society, Labour, Arts and Heritage

Councils, public bodies

Member: Jenkins Commission 1977-98, Commission on Conduct of Referendums 1990-94, Independent Commission on Electoral System 1997-98; Vice-chair and executive member, Hansard Society 1999-2007; Council member, Constitution Unit 2001-07; Chair: Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV 2003-10, Women's National Commission 2007-10; Co-Chair, Sexual Health Forum, Department of Health

International bodies

Vice-President, Socialist International Women 1978-85; Member: Inter-Parliamentary Union 1993-, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 1993-

Political interests

Women's equality, constitutional affairs, electoral affairs, race relations, population and development, disabled, sexual health

Countries of interest

Bulgaria, China, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Gould of Potternewton, of Leeds in the County of West Yorkshire 1993

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Co-Chair, Sexual Health Forum

Vice President, Electoral Reform Society

Chair, HS Chapman Society

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Brighton & Hove Age UK

President, FPA

President, Brighton & Hove Fabian Society

President, Straight Talking

Vice President, Speakability