Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns
|The Right Honourable
The Baroness Anelay
of St Johns
|Minister of State
for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
6 August 2014
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||The Baroness Warsi
(Senior Minister of State)
|Chief Whip in the House of Lords
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
12 May 2010 – 6 August 2014
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||The Lord Bassam
|Succeeded by||The Lord Taylor of Holbeach|
|Opposition Chief Whip
in the House of Lords
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
|Preceded by||The Lord Cope of Berkeley|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Bassam
|Born||17 July 1947|
|Alma mater||University of Bristol|
Joyce Anne Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns, DBE, PC, FRSA (born 17 July 1947) is a British Conservative Party parliamentarian, currently serving as Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, since 6 August 2014.
Born on 17 July 1947, daughter of Stanley Clarke, she was christened Joyce Anne and was educated locally at Enfield County School. She went up to Bristol University, graduating with the degree of BA and after further studies at Brunel, took the postgraduate degree of MA.
Following university, Anelay worked as a secondary school teacher from 1969 to 1974. She later became a volunteer adviser with the Citizens' Advice Bureau, served as a Justice of the Peace for Surrey and sat on the Social Security Appeal Tribunal.
Prior to her elevation to the peerage, Anelay held a number of senior posts in the Conservative Party organisation. She was Chair of the Conservative Women's National Committee from 1993 to 1996, appointed OBE in 1990, and in 1995 Anelay was promoted Dame Commander (DBE). She was created a Life Peeress as Baroness Anelay of St Johns, of St Johns in the County of Surrey in 1996.
Between May 1997 and June 2002, Lady Anelay served in various Conservative front bench posts, including Opposition Whip and Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport. She was a Shadow Home Office Minister from June 2002 to July 2007, and from 2 July 2007, she served as Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords until 2010.
After the General Election, on 12 May 2010, Lady Anelay was appointed Government Chief Whip in the Lords and Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.
On 6 August 2014, the day after Baroness Warsi's resignation, Lady Anelay was appointed in Warsi's place as Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, attending Cabinet (although not as a member). Anelay did not on take on Lady Warsi's Faith and Communities brief, which reverted to Eric Pickles.
- Miss Joyce Clarke, subsequently Mrs Richard Anelay (1947–1990)
- Mrs Richard Anelay OBE (1990–1995)
- Dame Joyce Anelay DBE (1995–1996)
- The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE (1996–)
- Enfield County School Centenary
- The London Gazette: . 15 June 1990. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
- The London Gazette: . 16 June 1995. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
- The London Gazette: . 17 October 1996. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
- "Cameron reshuffles shadow team". BBC News. 3 July 2007.
- Her Majesty's Government
- Joyce Anelay on the Conservative Party website
- www.burkespeerage.com - ANELAY OF ST JOHNS, LP
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at PublicWhip.org
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou.com
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
The Lord Bassam of Brighton
|Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords
The Lord Taylor of Holbeach
|Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
The Baroness Warsi
as Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
|Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs