Baroness Shephard of Northwold

Gillian Shephard

Gillian Shephard



Address as

Baroness Shephard

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4457, 020 7219 6241


Electoral history

MP (Conservative) for South West Norfolk 1987-2005

Parliamentary career

PPS to Peter Lilley as Economic Secretary to the Treasury 1988-89; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security 1989-90; Minister of State, HM Treasury 1990-92; Secretary of State for Employment and for Women's Issues 1992-93; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1993-94; Secretary of State for Education (and Employment) 1995-97; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 1997-98; Member House of Commons Commission 1997-99; Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1997-98, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions 1998-99

Party groups

Joint deputy chair, Conservative Party 1991-92; Head, Conservative Candidates Development Unit 2001-03; Deputy chair, Conservative Party 2002-03; Conservative nominee, Committee on Standards in Public Life 2003-07; Chair, Association of Conservative Peers 2006-; Member, Conservative Party Board 2007-

Councils, public bodies

JP 1973-; Norfolk County Council: Councillor 1977-89, Deputy Leader 1982-87; Government co-chair, Women's National Commission 1990; DL, Norfolk 2003-; President, Norfolk Association of Local Councils 2009-

International bodies

Member, Franco-British Council 2000-07; Chair, Franco-British Society 2005-11

Political interests

Constitution, education, agriculture and rural affairs

Countries of interest

France, Latin America

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Shephard of Northwold, of Northwold in the County of Norfolk 2005

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

President, Video Standards Council

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Board, Continuing Education Department, Oxford University

Chairman of Council, Royal Veterinary College

Chairman, Institute of Education, London

10: Non-financial interests (d)

President, Norfolk Association of Local Councils

Chairman, East of England Biofuels Forum

Commissioner, Fawcett Society