Elizabeth Peacock

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Elizabeth Peacock
Member of Parliament
for Batley and Spen
In office
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Mike Wood
Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Social Security and Disabled People Unit
under Nicholas Scott
In office
Prime Minister John Major
Personal details
Born (1937-09-04) 4 September 1937 (age 79)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Brian David (m. 1950)
Children 2 sons[1]

Elizabeth Joan Peacock (née Gates; born 4 September 1937) is a British Conservative politician and former Member of Parliament for the West Yorkshire constituency of Batley and Spen.

Peacock served as a North Yorkshire County Councillor from 1981–84, and represented Batley and Spen from 1983 to 1997 during which time she was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nicholas Scott as Minister for Social Security and Disabled People Unit (1992). Peacock was opposed to abortion sometimes advocating direct action.[1] In the debate on the Abortion Amendment Law in January 1988 she was a supporter of the bill, speaking out for lowering the time-frame in which a legal abortion is permitted, originally standing at 28 weeks. "Abortion (Amendment) Bill."[2] Peacock stood again for in the 2001 election, unsuccessfully, and declined to stand in the 2005 election[3]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen
Succeeded by
Mike Wood