Deborah Stedman-Scott, Baroness Stedman-Scott

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The Baroness Stedman-Scott

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Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Assumed office
30 July 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byThe Baroness Buscombe
Government Whip
In office
27 October 2017 – 30 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byThe Baroness Sugg
Succeeded byThe Baroness Berridge
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
12 July 2010
Life Peerage
Personal details
Deborah Scott

(1955-11-23) 23 November 1955 (age 63)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Political partyConservative

Deborah Stedman-Scott, Baroness Stedman-Scott, OBE, DL, FRSA (born 23 November 1955) is a Conservative member of the House of Lords[1] and the former Chief Executive Officer of Tomorrow's People Trust.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Paddington, London, she is the daughter of Jack and Doreen Margaret Scott and was educated at Ensham Secondary School for Girls, Southwark Technical College and the Salvation Army Training College.


Stedman-Scott has worked for National Westminster Bank 1972–1976, for the Salvation Army 1978–83 and for Tunbridge Wells Chamber of Commerce 1983–84. She joined Tomorrow's People Trust in 1984, a charity working with unemployed people. She held various roles there, rising through the ranks to become Chief Executive from 2005 to 2015. The UK Charity Awards 2005 named her Charity Principal of the Year.[2]

She was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for East Sussex in 2007 and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.[3] On 12 July 2010 she was created a life peer as Baroness Stedman-Scott, of Rolvenden in the County of Kent.[4] She was appointed to be a government whip (Baroness-in-Waiting) on 27 October 2017.[5] She is also a Trustee of New Devon Opera and New Philanthropy Capital.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She entered into a civil partnership with Gabrielle Joy Stedman-Scott in 2006.[7]


  1. ^ "Debretts People of Today". Debretts. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Charity Principal of the Year". Charity Times. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  3. ^ "No. 58557". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2007. p. 12.
  4. ^ "No. 59489". The London Gazette. 15 July 2010. p. 13485.
  5. ^ "Ministerial appointments: 27 October 2017". Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Official Biography House of Lords". Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Deborah Stedman-Scott (Peer)" Archived 6 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Westminster Parliamentary Record

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