Janet Whitaker, Baroness Whitaker
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Janet Alison Whitaker, Baroness Whitaker (born February 20, 1936) is a British politician (Labour).
Councils, public bodies: Magistrate 1985-2006; Member: Employment Tribunal 1995-2000; Immigration Complaints Audit Committee 1998-99; Non-executive Director, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust 1997-2001; Chair, Working Men's College for Men and Women 1998-2001; Advisory Council, Transparency International (UK) 2001-; Deputy Chair and Chair Camden Racial Equality Council 1996-99; Deputy chair ITC 2001-03; Council Member, Overseas Development Institute 2003-; Advisory Board, British Institute of Human Rights 2005-; Member UNA-UK Advisory Panel
Name, style and title: Raised to the peerage as Baroness Whitaker, of Beeston in the County of Nottinghamshire 1999
In June 1999, she was included in Tony Blair's new list of working peers and was created the Life Peer Baroness Whitaker. Chairwoman of the Working Men's College Corporation 1999 to 2002. She is also Vice-President of the British Humanist Association.
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