Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top


Hilary Armstrong



Joined the Lords

18 June 2010

Contact details

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

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Post Date
Minister (Cabinet Office) and Minister (Social Exclusion) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 2006-07
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) 2001-06
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) (Local Government) 1997-01
Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) 1995-97
Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) 1994-95
Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) 1988-92
Committee House Date
Soft Power Committee Lords 2013-14
Adoption Legislation Committee Lords 2012-13
Education Commons 1998-98
Education, Science & Arts Commons 1988-89
Constituency Date
North West Durham 1987-10

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Local Councillor Durham County Council 1985-88

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Lecturer in community and youth work Sunderland Polytechnic 1975-86
Community Worker Southwick Neighbourhood Action Project 1973-75
Social Worker Newcastle City Council 1970-73

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chair Federation Council Voluntary Service Overseas 2011-
Chair The Cyrenians, Newcastle 2010-
Governor Castleview Enterprise Academy Sunderland 2010-
Non-exec County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust 2010-11
Chair Tony Blair Sports Foundation 2008-

Member's focus

Communities and families
Crime, civil law, justice and rights
Culture, media and sport
Employment and training
Health services and medicine
Housing and planning
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics
Social services
North East of England
Africa, particularly East Africa

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, Advisory Board, GovNet Communications (publisher and event organiser)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chair, Tony Blair Sports Foundation
    • Trustee, Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI)
    • Trustee, VSO UK and Chair of VSO Federation Council
    • Chair, Cyrenians (Tyneside and North East)
    • Trustee, Northern Education Trust (a Board for a new chain of Academies)
    • Trustee, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales