Muriel Turner, Baroness Turner of Camden

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Baroness Turner

Muriel Winifred Turner, Baroness Turner of Camden (née Price; born 18 September 1927) is a British Labour politician. She is currently a ranking member of British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom.[1]

Turner was until 1987 Assistant General Secretary of ASTMS (later Manufacturing, Science and Finance, Amicus and now Unite the Union).[2] She was created a Life Peer on 29 May 1985 taking the title Baroness Turner of Camden, of Camden in Greater London,[3] and was Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords until 2008[1] and until October 1996 Front Bench Spokesperson on Employment for the Labour Opposition.[2] Member: Equal Opportunities Commission 1982-88, Occupational Pensions Board 1977-93; Council Member OPAS (Pension Advisory Service) 1989-2007; Chair, PIA Ombudsman Council 1994-97.

She is also Vice-President of the British Humanist Association[4] and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society.[5]

On 15 September 2010, Turner, along with 54 other public figures, signed an open letter published in The Guardian, stating their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI's state visit to the UK.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Baroness Muriel Turner". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b The Committee Office, House of Commons. "House of Commons - Standards and Privileges - First Report". Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 50143. p. 7725. 4 June 1985.
  4. ^ "Distinguished supporters of Humanism Richard Norman and Colin Blakemore support H4BW » British Humanist Association". 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  5. ^ "National Secular Society - Baroness Turner of Camden". Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  6. ^ "Letters: Harsh judgments on the pope and religion". The Guardian. London. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 

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