Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal

The Rt Hon Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

Biography

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park was appointed Leader of the House of Lords on 14 July 2016. She served as a Baroness in Waiting from May 2015 until July 2016.

Education

She was educated at Henrietta Barnett School and at the University of Cambridge, where she studied social and political sciences.

Political career

Baroness Evans was made a life Peer in September 2014 and has previously served as Deputy Director of the Conservative Research Department.

Career outside politics

Baroness Evans was previously deputy director of Policy Exchange and the chief operating officer and director of the New Schools Network.

Leader of the House of Lords

The Leader of the House of Lords is responsible for the organisation of government business in the House, providing assistance to all Lords and offering advice on procedure. The Leader also expresses the collective feelings of the House on formal occasions, such as motions of thanks or congratulations.

Before July 2014, this role was covered by the Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Lord Privy Seal

Previous roles in government

  1. Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)

    • 2015 to 2016