Doreen Massey, Baroness Massey of Darwen

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Doreen Elizabeth Massey, Baroness Massey of Darwen (born 5 September 1938), is a Labour member of the House of Lords.

She was educated at the University of Birmingham (BA, DipEd, vice-pres Student Union, Hockey and Cricket blues), and the University of London (MA).[1]

A former teacher and education advisor, she was the Director of the Family Planning Association from 1989 to 1994. She was made a Life Peer as Baroness Massey of Darwen, of Darwen in the County of Lancashire, on 26 July 1999[2] and worked in the House of Lords as member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare.

She is an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, and secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group.[3]

On 15 September 2010, Massey, along with 54 other public figures, signed an open letter published in The Guardian, stating their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI's state visit to the UK.[4]


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  2. ^ "No. 55566". The London Gazette. 29 July 1999. p. 8179. 
  3. ^ "All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group". British Humanist Association. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Letters: Harsh judgments on the pope and religion". The Guardian. London. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 

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