Shields at the 1987 Liberal Party Assembly
|Member of Parliament
8 May 1986 – 11 June 1987
|Preceded by||John Spence|
|Succeeded by||John Greenway|
|Born||27 February 1928|
|Political party||Liberal Democrats|
|Alma mater||University of York|
Elizabeth Lois Shields (née Teare; born 27 February 1928) is a British politician.
Shields contested Howden in 1979 and Ryedale in 1983. Following the death of Ryedale's Conservative MP John Spence in 1986, Shields achieved victory in the Ryedale by-election of 1986, becoming the constituency's first Liberal MP. However, it was a short-lived success, as the Conservative John Greenway regained Ryedale at the 1987 general election.
Shields stood for Ryedale again in 1992, but the Conservatives increased their majority. As of December 2010 she remains a Ryedale councillor for the Liberal Democrats, and for many years served as the Group Leader of the Liberal Democrats on the District Council. During 1989/1990 she held the office of Chairman of the District Council. She is currently the local Party President of Thirsk and Malton Liberal Democrats.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1992
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Thirsk and Malton Liberal Democrats Executive Committee minutes 2007.
- Ryedale District Council - Website
A Year to Remember: Elizabeth Shields, Liberal Democrat Publications, Dorchester, 1995
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Ryedale
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