Judith Wilcox, Baroness Wilcox

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The Baroness Wilcox

Judith Ann Wilcox, Baroness Wilcox (born 31 October 1940) is a Conservative member of the House of Lords. From May 2010 to September 2012 she had been a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.[1][2]

She used to run a family business in Devon and was chair of the National Consumer Council from 1990 to 1996. On 16 January 1996, she was made a life peer as Baroness Wilcox, of Plymouth in the County of Devon.[3][4] Between 1997 and 2006 she held a non-executive director position on the board of Cadbury Schweppes.[5][6]

Baroness Wilcox is a Trustee of the Community of St Mary the Virgin,[7] one of the oldest surviving Religious Communities in the Church of England.


In July 2015 Wilcox was criticised for claiming £300 a day in House of Lords attendance allowances, £74,400 over two years, even though she could walk there from her house only two hundred yards away.[6]


  1. ^ Conservative Party website
  2. ^ BIS - Ministers - Baroness Wilcox
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54217. p. 1. 18 November 1995. The London Gazette: no. 54294. p. 1. 22 January 1996.
  4. ^ UK Parliament - Baroness Wilcox
  5. ^ "Baroness Wilcox retires from Cadbury Schweppes board". M2 PressWIRE Archive. Archived from the original on 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. Confectionery and beverage company Cadbury Schweppes (LSE:CBRY) (NYSE:CSG) announced on Friday (1 December) that Baroness Wilcox will retire from the company's board on 31 December 2006. The Baroness has been a non-executive director on the board of the company since 1997. 
  6. ^ a b Wilkinson, Michael (29 July 2015). "Peer claims £300 a day in expenses to walk 200 yards to work at House of Lords". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 29 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  7. ^ Charity Commission website