Baroness Morris of Yardley

Estelle Morris

Estelle Morris



Address as

Baroness Morris

Contact details


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


Electoral history

MP (Labour) for Birmingham Yardley 1992-2005

Parliamentary career

Opposition Whip 1994-95; Opposition Spokesperson for Education and Employment 1995-97; Department for Education and Employment/Skills 1997-2002: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1997-98, Minister of State 1998-2001; Secretary of State for Education and Skills 2001-02; Minister of State (Minister for the Arts), Department for Culture, Media and Sport 2003-05

Councils, public bodies

Warwick District Council: Councillor 1979-91, Leader, Labour Group 1982-89

Political interests

Education and training, political engagement, arts

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Morris of Yardley, of Yardley in the County of West Midlands 2005

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Non-executive Director, Performing Rights Society

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Fee received for conducting a policy review for The Arts Council England, March – May 2011

Chair of Strategy Board, Institute of Effective Education, University of York

Member, Advisory Board, Piscari (education services)

Chair, Northern Education

I write a monthly column for Guardian Education

Support for senior management at National College for School Leadership

Speaking engagement, 13 June 2011; speech at a conference held in Swindon, organised by Kestrel Education

Speaking engagement, 15 June 2011; speech to Headteachers in Birmingham, organised by National College for School Leadership

Speaking engagement, 18 June 2011; speech in Stoke, organised by Ormiston Academies Trust

Speaking engagement, 13 September 2011; fee received for contribution to a conference on creativity and education organised by Tyne and Wear Museums and held at The Sage, Gateshead

Speaking engagement, 11 November 2011; speech at conference of Dudley Primary Heads

Speaking engagement, 18 November 2011; speech to a conference in Uckfield, East Sussex for headteachers from Southwark

Honorarium for mentoring Clore Foundation Fellow; 2010-2011

Fee for contribution to a conference for headteachers and school leaders, organised by North Yorkshire County Council; 10 March 2011

Speaking engagement, 24 March 2011: fee for contribution to a Headteachers' Conference organised by Wolverhampton Local Authority held in Telford

Speaking engagement, 31 March 2011: fee for contribution to a conference of Gateshead headteachers organised by Gateshead Local Authority held in Durham

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Council Member, Goldsmiths College, University of London

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Chair and Trustee, National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

Trustee, The Roundhouse

Trustee, Hamlyn Foundation

Member, Education Advisory Committee of Dulwich Picture Gallery

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Hotcourses Foundation (funds education of African HIV AIDS children and orphans; registered charity)