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Monday, September 07, 2020

Lorraine Fullbrook's life peerage has been gazetted ...

 _. The life peerage awarded to Lorraine Fullbrook in Boris Johnson's Dissolution Honours list has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Fullbrook, of Dogmersfield in the County of Hampshire, 7 September, 2020.

Lorraine Fullbrook, Baroness Fullbrook (born 28 July 1959) is a British Conservative former MP for South Ribble, first elected in 2010. 

Educated at Glasgow Caledonian University, Baroness Fullbrook was formerly the Conservative Leader of Hart Council in Hampshire. She joined the Cabinet of the council as the Cabinet Member for Communications. Six months later, she was promoted to Cabinet Member for Finance. Six months after taking over the finance portfolio, she was elected as Leader of the Council, after serving just one year as Councillor. She stepped down from Hart Council in 2004 after being selected as parliamentary candidate for the South Ribble constituency in north-west England. She first contested the seat at the 2005 general election, when she came second to the incumbent MP, David Borrow. She contested the seat again in the 2010 general election when she defeated David Borrow with an 8.1% swing from the Labour Party to the Conservative Party, and regained the seat for the Conservative Party after 13 years. In 2013 she announced that she would not contend the next election and would be standing down after just one term. 

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