Christine Humphreys

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The Baroness Humphreys of Llanrwst
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Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
18 September 2013
Life Peerage
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for North Wales
In office
6 May 1999 – 22 March 2001
Preceded byNew Assembly
Succeeded byEleanor Burnham
Personal details
Political partyLiberal Democrats

Christine Humphreys, Baroness Humphreys of Llanrwst is a Welsh Liberal Democrats peer and leader of the party's group in the House of Lords.

Humphreys is also a former President of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and was a Member of the Welsh Assembly for the North Wales regional constituency from 1999 to 2001. She has also been the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Wales since 2015.

Before winning election to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999 she was a teacher and Head of Vocational Education in a Welsh Medium School in her home county of Conwy. She resigned on 22 March 2001 due to ill health and was succeeded by fellow Liberal Democrat Eleanor Burnham as Assembly Member for North Wales.

In November 2007 she was elected President of the party, defeating Bob Barton and John Last. She went on to serve two terms as party president, including one term as honorary president of the Welsh Young Liberals.

In August 2013 she was appointed a working peer,[1] but she has said that she favours Lords Reform.[2] She was created a life peer on 18 September 2013 taking the title Baroness Humphreys of Llanrwst in the County of Conwy, and made a point of taking the oath in her native Welsh instead of the traditional English.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News - Peerages for ex-AMs Nick Bourne and Christine Humphreys". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  2. ^ "BBC News - New Lib Dem peer Christine Humphreys wants elected second chamber". Bbc.co.uk. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. ^ "No. 60635". The London Gazette. 23 September 2013. p. 18709.

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National Assembly for Wales
New office Assembly Member for North Wales
1999–2001
Succeeded by
Eleanor Burnham
Political offices
Preceded by
Rob Humphreys
President of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
2007–2013
Succeeded by
John Last