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Monday, September 07, 2020

Gisela Stuart's life peerage gazetted

 _. The life peerage awarded to Gisela Stuart in Boris Johnson's Dissolution Honours list has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston, of Edgbaston in the City of Birmingham, 7 Sept, 2020.

Gisela Stuart, Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston (née Gschaider; born 26 November 1955) is a British former Labour Party politician, who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Edgbaston from 1997 until stepping down at the 2017 general election. Born and raised in West Germany, she has lived in the UK since 1974.

Stuart was Chair of the Vote Leave Campaign Committee and was one of its most high-profile figures, along with the Conservative MPs Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. The Vote Leave campaign was successful in achieving its goal at the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum of winning a majority of votes for Leave. Since September 2016, she has served as Chair of Vote Leave's successor organisation, Change Britain.

After she left Parliament, Stuart was appointed by the Conservative government as Chair of Wilton Park, an executive agency of the UK Foreign Office dedicated to conflict resolution in international relations, in October 2018.

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