Sue Doughty

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Sue Doughty
Member of Parliament
for Guildford
In office
7 June 2001 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Nick St Aubyn
Succeeded by Anne Milton
Personal details
Born (1948-02-13) 13 February 1948 (age 66)
York
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrat
Spouse(s) David Orchard
Religion Quaker

Susan Kathleen Doughty, known as Sue Doughty, (born Susan Kathleen Powell 13 April 1948) is a politician in the United Kingdom. She was Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Guildford (2001-5).

Early life[edit]

She was born and brought up in York where she went to Mill Mount Grammar School for Girls on Mill Mount Lane, which became All Saints RC School. She trained as a teacher at Northumberland College, subsequently entering the field of management services. She has worked in a variety of organisations spanning sectors such as utilities, the 'Big 4', law practices and financial services providers. In 1982-9, she worked as a freelance IT consultant. From 1989 to 1998, she was a Manager at Thames Water.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Doughty entered Parliament in the 2001 election, becoming the first non-Conservative MP returned for Guildford since 1906 as well as its first female MP, and left in the 2005 general election, when she lost to the Conservative candidate Anne Milton. Doughty is a Quaker and upon her departure in 2005, left Parliament without any Quaker MPs for the first time in 150 years.

On 27 May 2006, Doughty was re-selected as prospective parliamentary candidate for Guildford for the 2010 election, however in the election she was again defeated by Milton.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Doughty joined the Liberal Party, the predecessors to the Liberal Democrats, in 1979 while living near Newbury.
  • Membership of the Environmental Audit Select Committee (2001–2005)
  • Selected as PPC to fight the Guildford Constituency (1998)
  • Hansard lists the alternative names: Sue Powell (1948–2005) Sue Orchard-Doughty (1948–2005).

Personal life[edit]

Doughty currently lives in Shalford a suburb of Guildford. She married David Orchard and they have two sons.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Nick St Aubyn
Member of Parliament for Guildford
20012005
Succeeded by
Anne Milton