Llin Golding, Baroness Golding

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The Baroness Golding
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Member of Parliament
for Newcastle-under-Lyme
In office
17 July 1986 – 7 June 2001
Preceded byJohn Golding
Succeeded byPaul Farrelly
Personal details
Born (1933-03-21) 21 March 1933 (age 86)
Political partyLabour

Llinos Golding, Baroness Golding[needs IPA] (born 21 March 1933) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom who currently sits in the House of Lords. She qualified as a radiographer and worked in the NHS and currently serves as Patron of the Society of Radiographers.

The daughter of Ness Edwards MP, she was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle-under-Lyme from 1986 to 2001, having replaced her husband John Golding. After stepping down at the 2001 general election she was created a Life peer as Baroness Golding, of Newcastle-under-Lyme in the County of Staffordshire[1] in the same year.

Baroness Golding was the peer who vouched for the two 'Fathers for Justice' protesters who threw a flour bomb at Prime Minister Tony Blair during Prime Minister's Questions on 19 May 2004. By vouching for them, Golding made it possible for the pair to access an area of the Commons viewing gallery not behind a glass security screen. There is no suggestion that she had any idea of their protest plans. Later the same afternoon, she apologised to the Houses of Lords and Commons for her part in the affair.

She is a board member of the Countryside Alliance, a pro-hunting organisation.


  1. ^ "No. 56278". The London Gazette. 18 July 2001. p. 8487.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Golding
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Succeeded by
Paul Farrelly