Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness Williams of Trafford
Baroness Williams - Official.jpg
Minister for Equalities
Assumed office
9 January 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Nick Gibb
Minister of State for Countering Extremism
Assumed office
17 July 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
In office
2015 – 17 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Succeeded by Marcus Jones
Personal details
Born Susan Frances Maria Fildes
(1967-05-16) 16 May 1967 (age 51)
Blackrock, Cork, Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Alex Williams (2005)
Children Three, Jessica, Edward and Elizabeth
Alma mater University of Huddersfield

Susan Frances Maria Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford (née McElroy;[1] born 16 May 1967)[2][3][4] is a junior minister in the Government of the United Kingdom and a Conservative life peer.

Education

Williams was educated at La Sagesse High School, a Roman Catholic private school in Newcastle upon Tyne, and the University of Huddersfield, where she gained a BSc in Applied Nutrition.[5][6]

Career

She was a member of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council from 1998 to 2011, representing Altrincham, and the council's leader from 2004-2009. She has also been a member of various public bodies in the North West region. As a parliamentary candidate, she first stood unsuccessfully for the safe Labour Wythenshawe and Sale East constituency in 2001, and for the Bolton West constituency in the 2010 General Election, losing by 92 votes. On 20 September 2013 she was created a life peer as Baroness Williams of Trafford, of Hale in the County of Greater Manchester.[7]

In April 2014, Baroness Williams of Trafford succeeded Earl Attlee as baroness-in-waiting (government whip).[8]

In 2015, David Cameron appointed Williams to his second government as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, On 28 May 2015 she introduced the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill 2015–16 to the House of Lords.[9]

Personal life

Susan is married to Alex Williams.[1] She has three children, Jessica, Edward and Elizabeth.

External links

  • Baroness Williams of Trafford – www.parliament.uk

References

  1. ^ a b Staff writer (29 August 2007). "Two things Blue as council leader marries colleague". Manchester Evening News. Trinity Mirror. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Baroness Williams of Trafford. Profile at Democracy Live. Retrieved 8 February 2014
  3. ^ Bookies tip Cork woman for MP seat. Irish Examiner. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  4. ^ Susan Williams (Conservative) Manchester Evening News. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  5. ^ "'Minister for Faith' role downgraded by government". Catholic Herald. 14 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Baroness Williams of Trafford". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-04. 
  7. ^ "No. 60638". The London Gazette. 25 September 2013. p. 18895. 
  8. ^ "Appointment to the government: Baroness Williams of Trafford" (Press release). Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill 2015-16". www.parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
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