Elizabeth Howlett

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Elizabeth Howlett
Member of the London Assembly
for Merton and Wandsworth
In office
4 May 2000 – 1 May 2008
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Richard Tracey
Personal details
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

Elizabeth Howlett (Robson) is a Conservative Party politician and former member of the London Assembly for Merton and Wandsworth.

Political career[edit]

Howlett was elected to the London Assembly on 4 May 2000 and re-elected on 10 June 2004. She served until May 2008.[1] Her positions included:

  • Deputy Chair of the Health and Public Services Committee
  • Member of the Standards Committee
  • Member of the Transport Committee
  • Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority
  • Conservative Group's spokesman on health[1]

Howlett, was Wandsworth councillor since 1986[2] in the London Borough of Wandsworth, where she is a former Mayor 1998/9 and former Chairman of the Social Services and Education Committees. She is a member of the London Regional Arts Council.


Elizabeth Howlett, was born in Dundee Scotland trained as a soprano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow on a scholarship. She later moved to Glyndebourne in East Sussex then joined Saddlers Wells in 1961. She was an international opera singer and performed at Covent Garden, the continent and with the Scottish Opera. She was a member of the Hamburg State Opera for several seasons.[3] in the 1980s she appeared on the Stuart Burrows Sings (1981-1986)[4] television series.[5] At the time of her election to the London Assembly she was a professor at the Royal College of Music.[2] Sopranos who studied with her include Sandy Leung,[6] Natalie Clifton-Griffith[7] and Julie Bale.[8] In 1997 baritone Grant Doyle won a scholarship to study with her.[9] She has appeared on a small number of recordings including:


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  2. ^ a b "Profiles of the new members Election 2000 7 May 2000". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
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  4. ^ "Stuart Burrows Sings". IMBD. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Stuart Burrows & Elizabeth Robson - People will say we're in love". You Tube. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Seafarer Pre-performance". Leisure and Cultural Services Dept. Hong Kong. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Natalie Clifton-Griffith (Soprano)". Bach Cantatas Website. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Julie Bale". Julie Bale Soprano. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Grant Doyle Full Biography". Grant Doyle. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
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  11. ^ a b c d "Elizabeth Robson Discography". All Music. Retrieved 20 October 2016.