The Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE

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Lady Miller was born in 1933 an educated at Brondesbury and Kilburn High School and the London School of Economics. She is married with three sons.

Lady Miller founded an international mail order and marketing company which operated in the UK, Germany and Australia and subsequently sold all three segments on her retirement from business in order to spend more time with her politics. She was National Chairman and Executive Director of The 300 Group (an all-party group working to get more women into Parliament) from 1985 to 1988 and was Chairman from 1985 to 1988 of "The Women into Public Life" Campaign and Human Rights Advisor to Soroptimist International from 1987 to 1990. In 1989 she was awarded the MBE for her service in promoting the advancement of woman in public and political life.

Lady Miller's public service has included being a JP from 1971 to 1990, Chairman of Barnet Family Health Service Authority from 1990 to 1994, non-Executive Director of the Crown Agents from 1990 to 1994, member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission from 1992 to 1993 and Chairman of The National Association of Hospital & Community Friends from 1997 to 2003. She is a fellow of the Institute of Marketing and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Political Biography

Lady Miller is a member of, or patron of, a number of Local Conservative Associations, and a former Treasurer, then Chairman of the Greater London Conservatives. She was made a life peer in 1993 and early the following year became a Government whip. After the 1997 election she remained on the Opposition Front Bench as Spokesman on Trade and Industry and lists her special interests as women's issues, health, law and order and small businesses.

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The Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE
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Record Last Updated: 14-May-2010