Baroness Gardner of Parkes

Trixie Gardner

Trixie Gardner



Address as

Baroness Gardner

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6611


Electoral history

Contested (Conservative) Blackburn 1970 and North Cornwall February 1974 general elections

Lords career

Deputy Chair of Committees 1999-2002; Deputy Speaker 1999-2002

Councils, public bodies

Member: Inner London Executive Council NHS 1966-71, Standing Dental Advisory Committee for England and Wales 1968-76, Industrial Tribunal Panel for London 1974-97; Councillor, Westminster City Council 1968-78: Lady Mayoress of Westminster 1987-88; Councillor, GLC 1970-86; JP, North Westminster 1971-97; Member, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea Area Health Authority 1974-81; Department of Employment's Advisory Committee on Women's Employment 1980-89; North Thames Gas Consumer Council 1980-82; Member: General Dental Council 1984-86, 1987-91, London Electricity Board 1984-90; Vice-chair, North East Thames Regional Health Authority 1990-94; Trustee, Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety 1992-98; Vice-President, National House Building Council 1992-99; Chair, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust 1994-97

International bodies

British chair, European Union of Women 1978-82; UK representative on the UN Status of Women Commission 1982-88; Member, Executive Committee, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group -1997, 2008-; UK representative to Euro-Mediterranean Women's Forum 2000-02

Political interests

Transport, housing, health, planning, energy

Countries of interest

Commonwealth, Latin America, Scandinavia

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Gardner of Parkes, of Southgate in Greater London and of Parkes in the State of New South Wales and Commonwealth of Australia 1981

Register of Interests

5: Land and property

London property let at commercial rents

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Vietnam, 17-24 September 2011, with All Party Parliamentary Group on Vietnam, using funds from sponsors previously declared (including University of Central Lancashire and Premier Oil), as guest of Government of Vietnam; other funding was provided by Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and certain ground travel and hospitality was provided by British Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City