Baroness Barker

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Baroness Barker
Elizabeth Barker, Baroness Barker (Elizabeth Jean Barker, born 1961) is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords.

Educated at Dalziel High School[1] and the University of Southampton,[2] Barker worked for Age Concern between 1983 and 2007. She was made a life peer as Baroness Barker, of Anagach in Highland,[3] in 1999[4] and is a Liberal Democrat spokesperson on health matters.

Barker is an open lesbian:During the House of Lords debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill she said:

"Many years ago, I had the great good fortune to meet someone. She and I have loved each other ever since – that is, apart from the occasional spectacular argument, usually about driving or DIY."[5]


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  1. Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. Debrett's People of Today London, Debrett's, 2008 ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  4. London Gazette 55574 startpage=8517 6 August 1999