Tina Stowell, Baroness Stowell of Beeston

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness Stowell of Beeston
MBE
Lady-in-Waiting
Incumbent
Assumed office
18 September 2011
Preceded by Lord Taylor of Holbeach
MBE medal

Tina Stowell, Baroness Stowell of Beeston, MBE (born 2 July 1967), is a Conservative member of the House of Lords and a former Head of Corporate Affairs for the BBC. She was previously Head of Communications for three Chairman of the BBC: Gavyn Davies, Michael Grade, and Michael Lyons. She worked at the Ministry of Defence, at the UK Embassy to the US, and at 10 Downing Street during the Major premiership, being awarded the MBE for services to the Prime Minister in 1996. She later worked at Conservative Party Headquarters during William Hague's tenure as party leader and was his Deputy Chief of Staff.[1][2]

On 10 January 2011, Stowell was created a life peer as Baroness Stowell of Beeston, of Beeston in the County of Nottinghamshire, and she was introduced in the House of Lords on 13 January 2011,[3] where she joined the Conservative benches.

On 18 September 2011, Lady Stowell was appointed a Baroness-in-Waiting to HM The Queen, following the promotion of the former Lord-in-Waiting Lord Taylor of Holbeach to be a junior Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.[4]

In 2013, Lady Stowell was responsible for successfully steering the Equal Marriage Bill for England and Wales through the House of Lords. She was subsequently promoted to the post of junior minister (Parliamentary Under Secretary) at the Department for Communities and Local Government[5] and has defended overseas property investors in London.[6]

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