New Liberal Democrat peers

Two new Liberal Democrat members of the House of Lords have been appointed today by the Government.

Sue Garden is the widow of Lord Tim Garden, who died last month. An active Liberal Democrat in her own right, she is a member of the party’s Federal Conference Committee and was the parliamentary candidate for Golders Green in 2005. A former secondary school teacher, she worked from 1988 for City & Guilds, developing and promoting vocational education and qualifications, including NVQs, and since 2000 she has been a consultant for the highest award of Fellowship, FCGI.

Jim Wallace, the former Deputy First Minister of Scotland and sometime Acting First Minister, is the other nominee. He was MP for Orkney and Shetland from 1983 to 2001, and was the first MSP for Orkney, standing down in May. He was the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats from 1992 to 2005.

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  • Nice to see the party keeping the hereditary principle alive in its nominations for peers!

  • totallylibdem 15th Sep '07 - 2:20pm

    So this is what the Party Leadership menas when it says it wants to make Parliament more representative …

    I suppose taking a bold step and alleviating one of our senior ethnic minority members would have upset the incrowd too much

    Good luck to all you loyal EM campaigners hoping to get into Parlaiment

    All I can say is — DREAM ON !

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