Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness Anelay of St Johns
DBE PC FRSA
Joyce Anelay February 2017.jpg
Minister of State for Exiting the European Union
In office
12 June 2017 – 27 October 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Sec. of State David Davis
Preceded by David Jones
Succeeded by Martin Callanan
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
6 August 2014 – 12 June 2017
Prime Minister David Cameron
Theresa May
Sec. of State Philip Hammond
Boris Johnson
Preceded by The Baroness Warsi (Senior Minister of State)
Succeeded by The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
Chief Whip of the House of Lords
In office
12 May 2010 – 6 August 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by The Lord Bassam of Brighton
Succeeded by The Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Opposition Chief Whip of 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 Joyce Anne Clarke
(1947-07-17) 17 July 1947 (age 70)
London, England, UK
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Richard Anelay
Alma mater University of Bristol
University of London
Brunel University

Joyce Anne Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE PC FRSA (born 17 July 1947) is a British Conservative Party politician, previously serving as Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from August 2014 to June 2017. Lady Anelay was appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union in the Second May ministry, after the 2017 reshuffle.[1]

Lady Anelay was Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords from 12 May 2010 until 6 August 2014, having previously been Opposition Chief Whip prior to the 2010 General Election.[2]

Early life

Born in Hackney on 17 July 1947, daughter of Stanley Clarke, she was christened Joyce Anne and was educated locally at Enfield County School.[3][4] She went up to Bristol University, graduating with the degree of BA and after further studies at Brunel, took the postgraduate degree of MA.

Following university, Anelay worked as a secondary school teacher from 1969 to 1974. She later became a volunteer adviser with the Citizens' Advice Bureau, served as a Justice of the Peace for Surrey and sat on the Social Security Appeal Tribunal.[5]

Political career

Prior to her elevation to the peerage, Anelay held a number of senior posts in the Conservative Party organisation. She was Chair of the Conservative Women's National Committee from 1993 to 1996, appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1990,[6] and in 1995 was promoted Dame Commander (DBE).[7] She was created a Life Peer as Baroness Anelay of St Johns, of St John's in the County of Surrey in 1996.[8]

Between May 1997 and June 2002, Baroness Anelay served in various Conservative front bench posts, including Opposition Whip and Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport. She was a Shadow Home Office Minister from June 2002 to July 2007, and from 2 July 2007, she served as Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords until 2010.[9] In 2009, Lady Anelay was sworn of the Privy Council.

After the General Election, on 12 May 2010, Lady Anelay was appointed Government Chief Whip in the Lords and Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.[10]

On 6 August 2014, the day after Baroness Warsi's resignation, Lady Anelay was appointed in Warsi's place as Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, attending Cabinet (although not as a member). Anelay did not on take on Lady Warsi's Faith and Communities brief, which reverted to Eric Pickles.[11]

In April 2017, Lady Anelay expressed concerns about reports of homophobia in Chechnya, and she released the following statement: "The detention and ill-treatment of over 100 gay men in Chechnya is extremely concerning. Reports have also suggested that at least three of these men have been killed."[12]

Personal life

Anelay married in 1970, her university contemporary, Richard Anelay, QC, a Deputy High Court Judge, leading family and criminal law barrister, and former head of 1 King's Bench Walk Chambers.[13]

Styles

  • 1947–1970: Miss Joyce Clarke
  • 1970–1990: Mrs Richard Anelay
  • 1990–1995: Mrs Richard Anelay, OBE
  • 1995–1996: Dame Joyce Anelay, DBE
  • 1996–2009: The Baroness Anelay of St Johns, DBE
  • 2009–present: The Right Honourable The Baroness Anelay of St Johns, DBE, PC

References

  1. ^ [1] Evening Standard (12 June 2017). Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Baroness Anelay of St Johns". UK Parliament. 
  3. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Enfield County School Centenary" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Ministers - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. 
  6. ^ "No. 52173". The London Gazette. 15 June 1990. p. 9. 
  7. ^ "No. 54066". The London Gazette (1st supplement). 16 June 1995. p. 8. 
  8. ^ "No. 54554". The London Gazette. 17 October 1996. p. 13805. 
  9. ^ "Cameron reshuffles shadow team". BBC News. 3 July 2007. 
  10. ^ Her Majesty's Government Archived 15 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "The Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. 
  12. ^ Butterworth, Benjamin (11 April 2017). "Activists to protest Russian Embassy over Chechen concentration camps for gay men". Pink News. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "Richard Anelay - Family Law Barristers London -". www.1kbw.co.uk. 

External links

  • Joyce Anelay on the Conservative Party website
  • www.burkespeerage.com - ANELAY OF ST JOHNS, LP
  • www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk
  • Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
  • Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
  • Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
  • Voting record at PublicWhip.org
  • Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou.com
  • Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
  • Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
  • www.ukwhoswho.com
Party political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Cope of Berkeley
Conservative Chief Whip of the House of Lords
2007–2014
Succeeded by
The Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Cope of Berkeley
Shadow Chief Whip of the House of Lords
2007–2010
Succeeded by
The Lord Bassam of Brighton
Preceded by
The Lord Bassam of Brighton
Chief Whip in the House of Lords
2010–2014
Succeeded by
The Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
2010–2014
Preceded by
The Baroness Warsi
as Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
2014–2017
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
David Jones
Minister of State for Exiting the European Union
2017–present
Incumbent
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