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Elizabeth Joan PEACOCK

member of parliament

Elizabeth Joan PEACOCK, British Member of Parliament.


PEACOCK, Elizabeth Joan was born on April 4, 1937.


St. Monica's Convent, Skipton.


Conservative Election Agent, 1979. Councillor, North Yorkshire County Council. 84; Member of Parliament, for Batley and Spen, since 1983.

Secretary. Yorkshire Conservative Members’ Committee, 1983-1989. Member. Select Committee on Employment, 1983-1987. Vice-President, Yorkshire Area Young Conservatives, 1984-1987.

Exec, member, 1922 Committee, since 1987. Member Select Committee on House of Commons Services, since 1988. Member, Executive Committee, United Kingdom branch, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary Transpennine Group. Member, British Broadcasting Corporation General Advisory Council. President, Yorkshire Conservative Trade Unionists.

President, Dewsbury ‘Kick If Organisation Against Solvent Abuse. Parliamentary Private Secretary, to the Right Honourable Angela Rumbold, Member of Parliament, 1991-1992. Parliamentary Private Secretary, to Right Honourable Nicholas Scott, Member of Parliament, May 1992.

Assistant Director, York Council for Voluntary Service, 83. Justice of the Peace, since 1982. Director, Shilton Investments.

Magistrate, since 1975.


Clubs: Westminster Dining Club (Joint Chairman). House of Commons Motor Club (Sec.). Soroptomists International of Dewsbury.

United Kingdom Business and Professional Women's Club.


  • Other Interests

    Motoring, reading, theatre. Health care provision, social welfare, housing, employment matters, education, law and order, voluntary organisations. Investment and regional development.