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Kath Pinnock, Baroness Pinnock

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Citizenship  United Kingdom
Role  British Politician
Education  Keele University
Alma mater  Keele University
Party  Liberal Democrats
Name  Kath Baroness

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Succeeded by  Robert Light (Conservative)
Full Name  Kathryn Mary Pinnock
Born  25 September 1946 (age 69) (1946-09-25)

Political party  Liberal Democrats

Kathryn Mary Pinnock, Baroness Pinnock (born 25 September 1946) is a British Liberal Democrat politician, life peer, and former school teacher. Since 1987, she has been a member of Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council. She was leader of the council's Lib Dem group from 1991 to 2014, and leader of the council from 2000 to 2006. She was created a life peer in 2014 and now sits in the House of Lords.


Early life

Pinnock was born on 25 September 1946. She studied history and chemistry at the Keele University, graduating with a bachelor's degree. She remained at Keele to complete a teaching diploma.

Early career

Following university, Pinnock became a secondary school teacher. She taught history in schools in Birmingham and in West Yorkshire. She also served as Deputy Chief Examiner for A-Level History for a number of years.

Local government

Since 1987, she has been a local councillor, representing Cleckheaton on the Kirklees Council. She was leader of the Lib Dem group on the council between 1991 and 2014. She was leader of the council from 2000 to 2006, and was the first female to hold this post.

House of Lords

In August 2014, it was announced that she was to be made a life peer. She was created a life peer on 23 September 2014 taking the title Baroness Pinnock, of Cleckheaton in the County of West Yorkshire. Since June 2015, she has been a member of the Home Affairs Sub-Committee of the European Union Committee.

In 2015, Pinnock was appointed the Spokesperson for Children for the Lib Dems, and in October 2016 she was appointed their Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.


In July 2015, Pinnock was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Huddersfield.


Kath Pinnock, Baroness Pinnock Wikipedia

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