Baroness (Angela) Browning was a teacher, auxiliary nurse, and management consultant before entering Parliament. She 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) and Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1994-1997). 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. She has also been an Electoral Commissioner (2010-2012). She is currently a member of the EU Select Committee and the EU Home Affairs Sub Committee; Vice President of both the National Autistic Society and the Alzheimer’s Society; Vice President of the Institute of Sales and Marketing and a consultant for Cumberlege, Eden and Partners Ltd. Baroness Browning was appointed the Conservative Party nominee of the House of Lords Appointments Commission from 1 January 2018.
The role of the committee is to:
- provide independent advice to the Prime Minister on the application of the government’s Business Appointment Rules to the most senior members of the Civil Service, armed forces, diplomatic service, and intelligence agencies who wish to take up appointments within 2 years of leaving Crown service
- provide independent advice directly to former ministers on appointments they wish to take up within 2 years of leaving government