Baroness Thornton

Glenys Thornton

Glenys Thornton



Address as

Baroness Thornton

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8502


Lords career

Government Whip 2008-10; Government Spokesperson for: Health 2008, Work and Pensions 2008, Equality 2008, Health 2009-10; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health 2010; Opposition Spokesperson for: Health 2010-, Work and Pensions 2010, Equalities Office 2010-

Party groups

Member, Co-operative Party 1974-; Chair, Greater London Labour Party 1986-91; Labour Party Policy Forum 2005-08

Councils, public bodies

Member, Court of Governors, London School of Economics 1999-

Political interests

Children, media, social enterprise, Yorkshire

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Thornton, of Manningham in the County of West Yorkshire 1998

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Adviser to Sporta (social enterprise sports and leisure services trade organisation)

Senior Associate, Social Business International (promotes social enterprises in UK and Europe) (unremunerated at present but is expected to be a remunerated post at a future date)

I am awaiting permission from the Business Advisory Committee to do training and media support work for Aquaterre (a social enterprise providing sports and leisure)

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Mauritius with husband, 20-27 February 2011, to deliver a keynote address and be a panellist at a conference for pharmacists organised by SIGMA, who paid for airfares and accommodation

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Governor, LSE