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Patricia Hope Hewitt

Patricia Hope Hewitt, British English government official, political scientist, researcher, announcer. Board directors International League for Human Rights, New York City, since 1983; public relations officer, Age Concern, 1971-1974, women's rights officer, 1973-1974.

Background

  • Hewitt, Patricia Hope was born on December 2, 1948 in Canberra, Australia. Arrived in United Kingdom, 1967. Daughter of Lenox and Hope (Tillyard) Hewitt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Newnham College, Cambridge, 1970. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, England, 1974. Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1992.

    Career

    • General secretary National Council Civil Liberties (now Liberty), England, 1974-1983. Press secretary to Leader of Opposition (Neil Kinnock), England, 1983-1987. Policy coordinator Leader of Opposition, England, 1987-1989.

      Deputy director Institute for Public Policy Research, England, 1989-1994. Director research Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), England, 1994—1997. Member House of Commons, Parliament, since 1997, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Minister for Women, 2001—2005, Secretary of State for Health, since 2005.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: British Labour Party

    Membership

    Board directors International League for Human Rights, New York City, since 1983. Public relations officer, Age Concern, 1971-1974, women's rights officer, 1973-1974.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: art history, gardening, cooking.

    Connections

    • Married Julian Gibson-Watt, August 8, 1970 (divorced 1976). Married William Birtles, December 17, 1981. Children: Alexandra, Nicholas.
    Patricia Hope Hewitt
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    Born December 2, 1948
    (age 69)