The Rt Hon Baroness Browning


Baroness (Angela) Browning was MP for Tiverton (1992-1997) and for Tiverton and Honiton (1997-2010). She was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Forsyth as Minister of State at the Department of Employment (1993-1994); Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1994-1997); Government co-chair of the Womens’ National Commission 1995-1997; and Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1999 - 2000) and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (2000-2001) in William Hague’s Shadow Cabinet. She was made a life peer in 2010 and was Government Spokesperson for the Home Office in the House of Lords, and Minister of State for Crime Prevention and Anti-Social Behaviour Reduction at the Home Office in 2011. She is a former member of the Public Accounts Committee and currently a member of the EU Select Committee and the EU Home Affairs Sub Committee. She has also been an Electoral Commissioner (2010-2012). Before entering Parliament, she was a teacher, auxiliary nurse, and management consultant.

Previous roles in government

  • Member of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments