Gabrielle Bertin, Baroness Bertin

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The Baroness Bertin
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
2 September 2016
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born
Gabrielle Louise Bertin

(1978-03-14) 14 March 1978 (age 41)
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative

Gabrielle Louise Bertin, Baroness Bertin (born 14 March 1978[1]) is a British Conservative member of the House of Lords and political aide best known for her association with David Cameron during his term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

Bertin was educated at Croydon High School and Southampton University.[2]

She worked for Cameron during his time as shadow education secretary, and for Liam Fox as press secretary.[3] In 2005, Bertin became deputy press officer for Cameron.[3]

In 2003-04, she was paid £25,000 by Pfizer to work as a researcher for The Atlantic Bridge, a now-closed charity run by Fox, while he was shadow health secretary.[4] She was the sole employee of the charity, and worked with Adam Werritty, the executive director, but according to Fox, she did not work in any health role.[4][5]

By August 2013, it had been announced that she would be switched to director of external relations, with Graeme Wilson of The Sun taking up her old role.[6]

She was nominated for a life peerage as part of David Cameron's Resignation Honours list and was created Baroness Bertin, of Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth, on 2 September 2016.[7][8] She was the youngest member of the House of Lords until the induction of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford in February 2019.[9]

She is a member of the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MyParliament Biography". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  2. ^ http://www.conservativeintelligence.com
  3. ^ a b Thomson, By Alice. "The Camp David team". Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  4. ^ a b Neate, Rupert (2011-10-11). "David Cameron's aide worked for Liam Fox charity". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  5. ^ "House of Commons - Dr Liam Fox - Standards and Privileges Committee". www.publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  6. ^ PoliticsHome.com (2016-08-04). "David Cameron appoints 13 new Conservative peers, as Shami Chakrabarti also takes seat in Lords". Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  7. ^ "Resignation Honours 2016 - Publications - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  8. ^ "No. 61699". The London Gazette. 8 September 2016. p. 19124.
  9. ^ "Membership and principal office holders". UK Parliament.
  10. ^ People, Dods (11 March 2019). "New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs". PoliticsHome. Retrieved 14 March 2019.