Joyce Anne Anelay

The Right Honourable
The Baroness Anelay of St Johns
DBE PC
Chief Whip in the House of Lords
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
Incumbent
Assumed office
12 May 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by The Lord Bassam of Brighton
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by The Lord Cope of Berkeley
Succeeded by The Lord Bassam of Brighton
Personal details
Born (1947-07-17) 17 July 1947 (age 66)
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Richard Anelay
Alma mater University of Bristol
Profession Teacher

Joyce Anne Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St. Johns, DBE, PC (born 17 July 1947) is a Conservative member of the House of Lords and has been the Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords since 12 May 2010, having previously been Opposition Chief Whip before the May 2010 General Election.

Early life

She was born Joyce Anne Clarke on 17 July 1947 and was educated at Enfield County School and Bristol University.

Professional career

She was a secondary school teacher from 1969 to 1974. She later worked as a volunteer adviser with the Citizens' Advice Bureau, and sat as a Justice of the Peace and as a member of Social Security Tribunals.

Political career

Prior to her appointment to the House of Lords, Lady Anelay held a number of senior posts in the Conservative Party organisation. She was Chairman of the Conservative Women's National Committee from 1993 to 1996. She was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1990[1] and raised to Dame Commander in 1995.[2] She was made a life peer as Baroness Anelay of St. Johns, of St. Johns in the County of Surrey in 1996.[3]

Between May 1997 and June 2002, she served in various Opposition front bench posts, including as an Opposition Whip and as Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport. Lady Anelay was Shadow Home Office Minister from June 2002 to July 2007. On 2 July 2007, she was appointed Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords,[4] and on 12 May 2010 was appointed Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords and Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.[5]

Personal life

Lady Anelay is married to the leading family and criminal law barrister Richard Anelay QC, the head of 1 King's Bench Walk Chambers and a Deputy High Court Judge.

Styles

  • Miss Joyce Clarke, subsequently Mrs Richard Anelay (1947–1990)
  • Mrs Richard Anelay OBE (1990–1995)
  • Dame Joyce Anelay DBE (1995–1996)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE (1996–2009)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE PC (2009–present)

References

External links

  • Joyce Anelay on the Conservative Party website
  • Template:UK Peer links
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Bassam of Brighton
Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords
2010–present
Incumbent
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
2010–present
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