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Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Baroness Maddock 1945-2020

_. The Baroness Maddock, who died 26 June, 2020, aged 75, was the former Diana Maddock, Liberal Democrat MP for Christchurch, July 1993-1997.

Diana Mary Derbyshire was born 19 May, 1945, daughter of Reginald Derbyshire and Margaret Evans; married 1966, Robert Frank Maddock, by whom she had two daughters; married secondly, 2001, the Rt Hon Alan Beith, Baron Beith [born 20 Apr, 1943], sometime Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems and MP for Berwick upon Tweed.

Diana Maddock was created a life peer as Baroness Maddock, of Christchurch in the County of Dorset, in 1997, and served as the Lib Dem spokesman on Housing in the Lords.

She is survived by Lord Beith and by her two daughters.

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