Cathy Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville

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Catherine Mary Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, MBE (born 1949[1]), known as Cathy Bakewell, is a British politician who is a member of the House of Lords for the Liberal Democrats. She was the leader of Somerset County Council from 2001 to 2007.[2][3]

She has served as councillor for Coker on South Somerset Council since 2009[3][4] and was created a life peer as Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, of Hardington Mandeville in the County of Somerset on 9 September 2013,[5] taking her title for the local village of Hardington Mandeville where she lives.[6] She served as a director for the Leadership Centre for Local Government.[7]

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  1. ^ "Councillor Catherine Mary Bakewell". duedil.com. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "South Somerset District Council Councillor Cathy Bakewell to become Baroness". South Somerset District Council. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Coker councillor Cathy Bakewell "thrilled" to be named as Baroness". Western Gazette. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Baroness Bakewell makes maiden speech in Lords". This is the westcountry. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 60624. p. 17949. 11 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Cllr Cathy Bakewell". South Somerset Council. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Who we are". Leadership Cntre. Retrieved 14 December 2013.