Elizabeth Barker, Baroness Barker

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The Baroness Barker
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Baroness Barker at a Health Hotel session during the 2009 Liberal Democrat Party Conference
Personal details
Born (1961-01-31) 31 January 1961 (age 56)
Political party Liberal Democrats
Occupation Politician

Elizabeth Jean Barker, Baroness Barker (born 31 January 1961) is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. Educated at Dalziel High School[1] and the University of Southampton,[2] Barker worked for Age Concern between 1983 and 2007. She was created a life peer as Baroness Barker, of Anagach in Highland,[3] on 31 July 1999[4] and is a Liberal Democrat spokesperson on the Voluntary Sector and Social Enterprise.[5] Barker made well-received speeches on the Same-Sex Marriage Bill in the House of Lords and is considered a key figure for her contribution on a historic question of equality before the law.[6][7]

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