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The Baroness Maddock
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Baroness Maddock's official parliamentary photo
President of the Liberal Democrats
In office
1 January 1999 – 31 December 2000
Preceded byRobert Maclennan
Succeeded byNavnit Dholakia
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
30 October 1997 – 26 June 2020
Life peerage
Member of Parliament
for Christchurch
In office
29 July 1993 – 8 April 1997
Preceded byRobert Adley
Succeeded byChristopher Chope
Personal details
Born (1945-05-19) 19 May 1945 (age 75)
Political partyLiberal Democrat
Spouse(s)Lord Beith (2001-)
Diana Margaret Maddock, Baroness Maddock, Lady Beith (19 May 1945 – 26 June 2020) was a Liberal Democrat politician.
1 Education and early career
2 Political career
3 Personal life
4 References
5 External links
Education and early career
Diana Maddock was educated at Shenstone Training College and Portsmouth Polytechnic (now the University of Portsmouth) and was a teacher of English as a foreign language until starting a family and becoming involved in politics in the mid-1970s.
Political career
Maddock joined the Liberal Party in 1976, and was elected to Southampton City Council in 1984. During this time, she was leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the council. She unsuccessfully contested Southampton Test at the 1992 general election, coming third. She was elected as Member of Parliament for Christchurch at a by-election in 1993 that was caused by the death of Robert Adley, but lost the seat at the 1997 election to the Conservative candidate Christopher Chope.
She was created a life peer as Baroness Maddock, of Christchurch in the County of Dorset on 30 October 1997. From 1998 to 2000, she was President of the Liberal Democrats.
In 2005, she was elected a member of Northumberland County Council for Berwick North Division and in 2007 also to Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council for Edward Ward.
Maddock did not re-stand for election to the County Council at the expiry of her term in 2008 and the Borough Council was abolished in 2009 and absorbed into Northumberland County Council.
Personal life
She married Lord Beith, formerly MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, in 2001. She and her husband are one of the few couples who both hold titles in their own right. She died in June 2020 aged 75.
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