Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Emma Nicholson

Emma Nicholson


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Baroness Nicholson

Contact details


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


Electoral history

Contested (Conservative) Blyth 1979 general election. MP for Devon West and Torridge 1987-97 (Conservative 1987 to December 1995, Liberal Democrat 1995-97)

Parliamentary career

PPS to Michael Jack as Minister of State: at Home Office 1992-93, at Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1993-95, at The Treasury 1995; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Overseas Development and Human Rights 1996-97

Lords career

Member, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Team 1997-; Front Bench Spokesperson for Data Protection 1998-99

Party groups

Former treasurer, Positive European Group (Conservative); Vice-chair, Conservative Party 1983-87; Member, Liberal Democrats Federal Executive Committee 1999-2003

International bodies

Treasurer, Postive European Group 1990-95; Member, UK Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Political interests

Information technology, human rights, education, health, foreign affairs, Islamic world, refugees/displaced people, poverty reduction, freedom of information, intellectual property

Countries of interest

Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, of Winterbourne in the Royal County of Berkshire 1997

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Associatia Children's High Level Group (charity)

10: Non-financial interests (b)

International Board of Visitors, University of Oklahoma

Board Member, Strategic Development Board, Durham Global Security Institute

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Global Warming Policy Foundation