Baroness Sharp of Guildford

Margaret Sharp

Margaret Sharp


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Baroness Sharp

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3121


Electoral history

Contested Guildford (SDP/All) 1983, 1987 and (Lib Dems) 1992 and 1997 general elections

Lords career

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Higher Education 2000, Education and Employment/Skills 2000-04, Further Education, Higher Education and Skills 2004-07, Innovation, Universities and Skills 2007-09, Science and Technology 2009-10

Party groups

Founder Member: Social Democrat Party 1981, Liberal Democrats 1988; Liberal Democrat Federal Policy Committee: Member 1992-2004, Vice-chair 1995-96, 1998-99; Liberal Democrat History Group; Centre for Reform

Councils, public bodies

Save British Science: Executive committee member 1988-97, Advisory Board 1997-; Governor, Weyfield Community Primary School 2005-; Member of corporation, Guildford College of Further and Higher Education 2006-

International bodies

Member, Inter-Parliamentary Union 2000-

Political interests

Economic policy, industrial issues, science and technology, education

Countries of interest

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Sharp of Guildford, of Guildford in the County of Surrey 1998

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Chair, Inquiry into Colleges in Their Communities, sponsored by NIACE, AOC and 157 Group

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member of Corporation, Guildford College

Governor, Weyfield Community Primary School, Guildford

Member of Council, Guildford High School

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, The Transformation Trust