Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke

Helen Liddell

Helen Liddell



Address as

Baroness Liddell

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6960


Electoral history

Contested Fife East October 1974 general election. MP (Labour) for Monklands East 30 June 1994 by-election to 1997, and for Airdrie and Shotts 1997-2005

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesperson on Scotland 1995-97; Economic Secretary, HM Treasury 1997-98; Minister of State: Scottish Office (Minister for Education) 1998-99, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Minister for Transport) 1999, Department of Trade and Industry (Minister for Energy and Competitiveness in Europe) 1999-2001; Secretary of State for Scotland 2001-03

Councils, public bodies

Commissioner, BBC Privacy Commission 2011

Political interests

Media, foreign affairs, economic policy, trade and industry, small businesses, energy and climate change, defence and security

Countries of interest

Australia, China, Europe, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, of Airdrie in Lanarkshire 2010

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Non-executive Director, Visit Britain

Member of the inquiry chaired by Lord Philip into RAF Chinook helicopter crash on Mull of Kintyre in 1994

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Association Member, BUPA

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Board Member, Australia Britain Society

Trustee, Northcote Scholarship Trust