- Helene Hayman, Baroness Hayman
The Right Honourable
name = The Baroness Hayman
birth_date = Birth date and age|1949|3|26|df=y
term_start =4 July 2006
predecessor =Lord Falconer
"as Lord Chancellor"
successor = Incumbent
spouse = Martin Heathcote Hayman
Helene Valerie Hayman, Baroness Hayman, PC, "née" Middleweek (born 26 March 1949 in
Wolverhampton) is Lord Speakerof the House of Lordsin the Parliament of the United Kingdom. As a member of the Labour Party she was a Member of Parliamentfrom 1974 to 1979, and became a Life Peerin 1996. Outside politics, she has been involved in health issues, serving on medical ethicscommittees and the governing bodies of bodies in the National Health Serviceand health charities. In 2006, she won the initial election for the newly created position of Lord Speaker.
Daughter of Maurice and Maude Middleweek, she attended
Wolverhampton Girls' High Schooland read law at Newnham College, Cambridge, graduating in 1969. She was President of the Cambridge Union Societyin 1969. She worked for Shelter from 1969 to 1971, and for the Social ServicesDepartment at the London Borough of Camdenfrom 1971 to 1974. She married Martin Hayman in 1974; together, they have four sons.
She was elected as the
Member of Parliamentfor Welwyn and Hatfield in the October 1974 UK general election. On her election, she was the youngest member of the House of Commons, remaining the " Baby of the House" until the by-election victory of Andrew Mackayin 1977. She was the first woman to breastfeed at Westminster. She lost her seat to the Conservative Christopher Murphyin the 1979 general election.
She served on the ethics committees of the
Royal College of Gynaecologistsfrom 1982 to 1997, and of the University College Londonand University College Hospitalfrom 1987 to 1997. From 1992 to 1997, she was a member of the Council of University College, London, and chair of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust.
She was made a Life Peer in 1996, and took the title Baroness Hayman, of
Dartmouth Parkin the London Borough of Camden. After the Labour Party won the 1997 general election, she served as a junior minister in the Department for Environment, Transport and the Regionsand the Department of Health, before being appointed as Minister of Stateat the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foodin July 1999. She became a member of the Privy Councilin 2001, but left office the same year to become chairman of Cancer Research UK. She became chair of the Human Tissue Authorityin 2005 and is a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She is also a member of the HFEA.
In May 2006, after the position of Speaker in the
House of Lordswas separated from the office of Lord Chancelloras part of the reforms under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, she was the first of nine candidates to be offered for the new role of Lord Speaker. She was nominated as a candidate by Baroness Symons of Vernham Deanand seconded by Lord Walton of Detchant. Her narrow victory in the election was announced on 4 July 2006, and Hayman became the first ever Lord Speaker. On her election, Lord McNally, the Liberal Democrat leader in the House of Lords, called her the " Julie Andrewsof British politics". Like the Speaker in the House of Commons, but unlike the Lord Chancellorwho was also a judge and a government minister, she will resign party membership and outside interests to concentrate on being an impartial presiding officer.
* [http://www.dodonline.co.uk/engine.asp?lev1=4&lev2=38&menu=81&biog=y&id=26604 Dod's Parliamentary Companion online]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5146024.stm Hayman chosen to be Lords speaker] ,
BBC News, 4 July 2006
* [http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/SpeakershipElectionResult.pdf Lord Speaker election results] (PDF)
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p19139.htm thePeerage.com] , 10 July 2006
s-prec| in England and Wales & Northern IrelandPersondata
NAME=Hayman, Helene, Baroness Hayman
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Hayman, Helene Valerie, Baroness Hayman; Hayman, Helene Valerie, Baroness Hayman; Hayman, Helene, Baroness Hayman
SHORT DESCRIPTION=British politician, first
DATE OF BIRTH=26 March 1949
PLACE OF BIRTH=
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Helene Hayman, Baroness Hayman — Helene Valerie Hayman, Baroness Hayman, PC (* 26. März 1949 in Wolverhampton als Helene Middleweek) ist eine britische Politikerin. Als Mitglied der Labour Party war sie zuvor von 1974 bis 1979 Abgeordnete des House of Commons und wurde 1996 Life … Deutsch Wikipedia
Hélène Hayman — Helene Hayman Helene Valerie Hayman est une femme politique britannique née à Wolverhampton le 26 mars 1949. Elle est la Lord Speaker (présidente) de la chambre des Lords du Royaume Uni depuis le 4 juillet 2006. Biographie Helene… … Wikipédia en Français
Helene Hayman — Helene Valerie Hayman, née à Wolverhampton le 26 mars 1949, est une femme politique britannique. Elle est la Lord Speaker (présidente) de la chambre des Lords du Royaume Uni depuis le 4 juillet 2006. Biographie Helene Valerie Middleweek … Wikipédia en Français
Helene Valerie Hayman — Helene Hayman Helene Valerie Hayman est une femme politique britannique née à Wolverhampton le 26 mars 1949. Elle est la Lord Speaker (présidente) de la chambre des Lords du Royaume Uni depuis le 4 juillet 2006. Biographie Helene… … Wikipédia en Français
Frances D’Souza, Baroness D’Souza — Frances Gertrude Claire D’Souza, Baroness D’Souza, CMG, PC (* 18. April 1944) ist eine britische Wissenschaftlerin und Politikerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Mitgliedschaft im House of Lords … Deutsch Wikipedia
Хэйман, Хелен Валери — Хелен Валери Хэйман Helene Valerie Hayman … Википедия
List of Privy Counsellors (1952–present) — This is a List of Privy Counsellors of the United Kingdom appointed since the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. Due to political ties, some Prime Ministers from Commonwealth realms also are ascended to the British Privy Council as… … Wikipedia
Wolverhampton — City of Wolverhampton … Deutsch Wikipedia
Wolverhampton — City City of Wolverhampton … Wikipedia
Wolverhampton Girls' High School — Infobox UK school name = Wolverhampton Girls High School size = latitude = 52.591 longitude = 2.156 dms = motto = Ludus Supra Praemium motto pl = established = 1911 approx = closed = c approx = type = Grammar foundation school religion =… … Wikipedia