Doreen Miller, Baroness Miller of Hendon

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The Baroness Miller of Hendon

Baroness Miller of Hendon 2012.jpg
Miller in Parliament in 2012
Baroness-in-Waiting
Government Whip
In office
21 July 1994 – 2 May 1997
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byThe Lord Annaly
Succeeded byThe Baroness Gould of Potternewton
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
14 October 1993 – 21 June 2014
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born13 June 1933
Died21 June 2014
Political partyConservative
Alma materLondon School of Economics

Doreen Miller, Baroness Miller of Hendon, MBE (née Feldman, 13 June 1933 – 21 June 2014) was a British politician (Conservative Party).[1]

Life[edit]

Miller attained a LLB in 1957 at the London School of Economics.[2]

Miller was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours for services to women's rights.[3]

She served as a Government Whip from 1994 to 1997 and as Opposition Whip from 1997 to 1999. From 1995 to 1997 she served as Government Spokesperson for health and from 1996 to 1997 for Education and Employment.

She was created a life peer on 14 October 1993 as Baroness Miller of Hendon, of Gore in the London Borough of Barnet.[4]

Baroness Miller was the Chairman of the charity Attend[5] (then National Association of Hospital and Community Friends) from 1998 to 2003. When she retired in 2003, she was honored as a vice president and held that position until she died in 2014.

From 2002 she was Vice-chair of the Israel Group. She also sat on the House of Lords Information Committee and an EU Sub-Committee[6]

Coat of arms of Doreen Miller, Baroness Miller of Hendon
Escutcheon
Vert on a fess between in chief a windmill of four sails in the form of stylised petals Or and in base the tree sorbus torminals erased three sparrows close Proper.
Supporters
Dexter a female figure habited in blouse and skirt temp 1905 wearing from right shoulder to left hip a sash of the suffragette movement holding in the dexter hand a pole thereon a placard with the words "Votes For Women" all Proper; sinister a female figure also habited in a day dress rose decorated with silver grey hatted hand against dexter shoulder a scroll of the law Proper and by the other a torch azure flamed Gules.
Motto
Quare Non? (Why Not?) [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Neill, Natalie. "Tributes paid to 'stalwart' women's right advocate and House of Lords life peer (From Times Series)". Times-series.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  2. ^ "LSE Alumni - Obituaries". Alumni.lse.ac.uk. 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  3. ^ "No. 51981". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1989. p. 14.
  4. ^ "No. 53462". The London Gazette. 20 October 1993. p. 16835.
  5. ^ "VIPs". Attend.org. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  6. ^ "Baroness Miller of Hendon - UK Parliament". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  7. ^ Burke's Peerage. 2003.

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