The Baroness Fookes DBE
- Life peer
The Baroness Fookes DBE was born Janet Evelyn Fookes on 21 February 1936 , and is a Conservative Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 30 September 1997. She previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Plymouth Drake and Merton and Morden.
Baroness Fookes is currently Deputy Speaker (Lords), a parliamentary position she has held since November 2010.
In addition to this role, she is also Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords).
She is currently Deputy Speaker (Lords), Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords) , and was Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
Baroness Fookes has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs; Horticulture and related subjects; Culture, media and sport; Defence; Parliament, government and politics; Animal welfare
World Areas - Canada; New Zealand; Indonesia
UK Areas - The West Country, especially Plymouth; Sussex