Jennifer Hilton, Baroness Hilton of Eggardon

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Baroness Hilton of Eggardon

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Member of the House of Lords
Assumed office
14 June 1991
Personal details
Jennifer Hilton

(1936-01-12) 12 January 1936 (age 82)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Occupation Police officer

Jennifer Hilton, Baroness Hilton of Eggardon QPM, (born 12 January 1936) is a British Labour Party politician and former police officer with the Metropolitan Police. She was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the 1989 Birthday Honours.[1]

Hilton was appointed a life peer in the House of Lords having previously served as a Commander of the Metropolitan Police in London, UK. She was elevated to the peerage on 14 June 1991 as Baroness Hilton of Eggardon, of Eggardon in the County of Dorset.[2][3] She is a trustee of the Police Rehabilitation Trust.[4]

Personal life

In February 2016 she was included in The Independent's group photograph of 28 LGBT MPs and peers.[5]



  1. ^ "No. 51772". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 1989. p. 25.
  2. ^ "No. 52577". The London Gazette. 19 June 1991. p. 9409.
  3. ^ "Person Page – 19140". Darryl Lundy. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Contact and trustees". Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  5. ^ Mark Leftly, "Gay MPs: The photograph that shows Westminster's attitude towards LGBT politicians is changing", The Independent, 20 February 2016.
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