Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone

Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone's full title is The Rt Hon. the Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone. Her name is Virginia Hilda Brunette Maxwell Bottomley, and she is a current member of the House of Lords.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, including posts and roles held.

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Elections contested

Isle of Wight
9 June 1983

Government posts

Secretary of State for National Heritage
Department of National Heritage
5 July 1995 - 1 May 1997
Secretary of State for Health
Department of Health
10 April 1992 - 4 July 1995
Minister of State (Department of Health)
Department of Health
28 October 1989 - 14 April 1992
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment)
Department for the Environment
25 July 1988 - 28 October 1989

House membership

Virginia Bottomley
3 May 1984 - 5 May 2005

Committee memberships