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Rt. Hon. Gillian Patricia SHEPHARD

Rt. Hon. Gillian Patricia SHEPHARD, British Secretary of State for Employment.

Background

  • SHEPHARD, Rt. Hon. Gillian Patricia was born on January 22, 1940. Parents: Reginald Watts and Bertha Watts.

  • Education

    • North Walsham Girls’ High School. St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University.

    Career

    • Councillor, Norfolk County Council, 1977, Chairman Social Services and Education Committees. Deputy Leader of Council. Chairman, West Norfolk Health Authority, 85.

      Chairman, Norwich Health Authority, 1985-1987. Member of Parliament for Norfolk South West. since 1987. Secretary, Conservative Backbench Health and Social Services Committee, 1987.

      Member. Commons Select Committee on Social Services, 1987. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Social Security, since 1989. Secretary of State for Employment.

      Education Officer and Schools Inspector, Norfolk County Council, 1963-1975. Anglia Television, 1975-1977.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Conservative Party

    Membership

    Clubs: Royal Commonwealth Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, France, music. European Community, education, health, penal affairs.

    Connections

    • Spouse Thomas Shephard, 1975. Children: two step s.
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