Baroness Thornton

Baroness Thornton is a Labour Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 27 July 1998. Her full title is The Baroness Thornton, and her given name is Dorothea Glenys Thornton. She currently undertakes the role of Shadow Spokesperson (Health).

Parliamentary career

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


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Government posts

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)
Department of Health
19 February 2010 - 6 May 2010
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
HM Household
18 February 2008 - 19 February 2010

Opposition posts

Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues)
Government Equalities Office
17 October 2011 - 1 July 2015
Shadow Spokesperson (Health)
Department of Health
8 October 2010 - 6 September 2012

Committee memberships

Communications and Digital Committee
23 April 2007 - 18 December 2008