Ann Mallalieu, Baroness Mallalieu

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Ann Mallalieu, Baroness Mallalieu QC (born 27 November 1945) is a British lawyer, Labour Party politician and president of the Countryside Alliance.[1]

Family and early life[edit]

Lady Mallalieu comes from a distinguished political family. Her grandfather, Frederick Mallalieu, had been Liberal Member of Parliament for Colne Valley. He was succeeded in that seat by her uncle, Lance Mallalieu, later Labour MP for Brigg. Her father, Joseph Percival William Mallalieu (known as William), was Labour MP for Huddersfield East. She was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she was the first female president of the Cambridge Union Society.[2]

Political career[edit]

Mallalieu fought Hitchin at both the February and October 1974 elections, but was defeated by the Conservative Ian Stewart on both occasions.

House of Lords[edit]

On 19 June 1991, Mallalieu was made a life peer as Baroness Mallalieu, of Studdridge in the County of Buckinghamshire.[3] She was married to, but later divorced from, Sir Timothy Cassel, Bt, QC.[4] They have two adult daughters.

In 2004, she led the House of Lords opposition to the House of Commons' proposal to ban hunting with hounds.

Outside politics[edit]

She is a member of the Exmoor Hunt and the Devon and Somerset Staghounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthdays: Ann Mallalieu". London: The Times. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  2. ^ Pinder, Rodney (1967-11-14). "Another Masculine Tradition Collapses At Cambridge". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. p. 9. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 52580. p. 9653. 24 June 1991.
  4. ^ Kay, Richard (2006-12-07). "Tally ho! I'm off, says Ann". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 

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