Ann Mallalieu, Baroness Mallalieu

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Ann Mallalieu, Baroness Mallalieu QC (born 27 November 1945) is a British lawyer, Labour Party politician and president of the Countryside Alliance.[1]

Lady Mallalieu comes from a distinguished political family. Her grandfather, Frederick Mallalieu, had been Liberal Member of Parliament for Colne Valley. He was succeeded in that seat by her uncle, Lance Mallalieu, later Labour MP for Brigg. Her father, Joseph Mallalieu, was Labour MP for Huddersfield East. She was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she was the first female president of the Cambridge Union Society.[2]

On 19 June 1991, Mallalieu was made a life peer as Baroness Mallalieu, of Studdridge in the County of Buckinghamshire.[3] She was married to, but later divorced from, Sir Timothy Cassel, Bt, QC.[4] They have two adult daughters.

In 2004, she, without any success, led the House of Lords opposition to the House of Commons' proposal to ban hunting with hounds.

She is a member of the Exmoor Hunt and the Devon and Somerset Staghounds.


  1. ^ "Birthdays: Ann Mallalieu". London: The Times. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  2. ^ Pinder, Rodney (1967-11-14). "Another Masculine Tradition Collapses At Cambridge". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. p. 9. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 52580. p. 9653. 24 June 1991.
  4. ^ Kay, Richard (2006-12-07). "Tally ho! I'm off, says Ann". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 

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