Kay Andrews, Baroness Andrews

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(Elizabeth) Kay Andrews, Baroness Andrews OBE (born 16 May 1943) is a British Labour politician.

Andrews worked as a Library Clerk (senior researcher) in the House of Commons Library from 1970-85. She then became a policy adviser to Neil Kinnock in his office as Leader of the Opposition 1985-92. She served as Director of Education Extra until 2002.[1]

Andrews was awarded an OBE in 1998[2] and was created a life peer[3] as Baroness Andrews, of Southover in the County of East Sussex in 2000.[1] In the House of Lords, she served as a Government Whip from May 2002 and was a Government Spokesperson for Education and Skills; Health; and Work and Pensions until the election in May 2005. She was then appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government.[1]

She stood down from Government in July 2009 and took up a new post as the first woman chair of English Heritage from 27 July 2009.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Baroness Kay Andrews OBE". Communities and Local Government. Retrieved 4 February 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Baroness Kay Andrews OBE becomes first woman Chair of English Heritage". Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Working Peers List". 10 Downing Street. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 

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