Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Dame Janet Evelyn FOOKES, British Member of Parliament. Dame Commander of the British Empire, 1989. Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Council member) until 1992; Soldiers’ Sailors’ and Airmens’ Families’ Association (Council member); Stonham Housing Association (Council Member) until 1992; Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Councillor. County Borough of Hastings, 1960-1961, 1963-1970. Member of Parliament, since 1970. Member, Services Select Committee, 1973-1974.
Member, Expenditure Select Committee, 1975-1979. Chairman, Education, Arts and Home Office Sub-Cttee., 197579. Member, Speaker’s Panel of Chairman, since 1976.
Member. Home Affairs Select Committee, 1983-1992. Member, Select Committee to Televise Proceedings, 1988-1992, Elected Second chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker, 1992. Teacher, 1958-1970; adviser, English Tourist Board, 1983-1990.