Baroness Hughes of Stretford

Beverley Hughes

Beverley Hughes



Address as

Baroness Hughes

Contact details


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


Electoral history

MP for Stretford and Urmston 1997-2010

Parliamentary career

PPS to Hilary Armstrong as Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) 1998-99; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DETR 1999-2001; Home Office 2001-04: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 2001-02, Minister of State 2002-04: (for Citizenship, Immigration and Community Cohesion 2002-03, (Citizenship, Immigration and Counter Terrorism 2003-04); Minister of State, Department for Education and Skills/Children, Schools and Families 2005-09 (Children, Young People and Families 2005-07, Children and Youth Justice 2007-09) (attending cabinet 2008-09); Minister for the North West 2007-09

Lords career

Opposition Spokesperson for Education 2011-

Select committees

Member: Home Affairs 1997-98

Councils, public bodies

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council: Councillor 1986-97, Labour Group Leader 1992-97, Council Leader 1995-97; Director: Trafford Park Development Corporation 1992-97, Manchester Airport plc 1995-97

Political interests

Economic regeneration, investment, local and regional government, health and community care, families, regional development, education, criminal justice, child protection and safety

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Hughes of Stretford, of Ellesmere Port in the County of Cheshire 2010

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Occasional Chair of Conferences for GovNet Communications Ltd

Strategic Policy Adviser, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (part-time)

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, Lowry Theatre Company