Baroness Tonge

Jenny Tonge

Jenny Tonge

Party

Independent

Address as

Baroness Tonge

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5563
tongej@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Contested Richmond and Barnes 1992 general election. MP (Liberal Democrat) for Richmond Park 1997-2005

Parliamentary career

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for International Development 1997-2003

Lords career

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health 2007-10

Party groups

Chair, Richmond and Barnes Liberal Party 1978-80; Resigned the Liberal Democrat Whip February 2012

Councils, public bodies

London Borough of Richmond-on-Thames: Councillor 1981-90, Chair, Social Services 1983-87

International bodies

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe: Parliamentary Assembly: Delegate 1998-2000, Deputy 2000-05; Member, European Parliamentary Forum 2009-

Political interests

Health, environment, international development

Countries of interest

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Iraq, Palestine, Rwanda, Sudan

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Tonge, of Kew in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames 2005

Register of Interests

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Paris, 3 May 2011, to attend meeting of Action for Global Health; Eurostar and other travel costs paid by Action for Global Health

Visit to French National Assembly, Paris, 16-17 May 2011, to attend Global Parliamentarians’ Summit organised by EPF, Equilibres et Populations and Mouvement Français Pour le Planning Familial and entitled “Girls and Population: the forgotten drivers of development”; cost of flights, transfers, hotel and per diem paid by European Parliamentary Forum on Population, Development and Reproductive Health

Visit to Georgia, 28 September - 2 October 2011, to attend Executive Committee meeting of European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) of which Member is Vice President; EPF paid for flight, travel, hotel and per diem

Visit to Cairo and Gaza, 20-25 November 2011; travel expenses and accommodation paid by Council for European Palestinian Relations (based in Brussels)

Visit to Qatar, 8-10 January 2012, for discussions with Crown Prince; cost of accommodation and travel met by Council for European/Palestine Relations (based in Brussels)

Visit to Brussels, 9 February 2012, to attend European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) Executive Committee meeting; cost of flight, other travel and per diem paid by EPF

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Board Member, British Institute of Technology and E-commerce (expenses paid)

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Vice President, Family Planning Association

President, HACAN (Heathrow Association against aircraft noise)

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Richmond Park Trust

Board Member, Welfare Association UK