She was raised to the peerage as Baroness Walmsley of West Derby in the County of Merseyside in 2000, whereupon she took the Liberal Democrat Whip. She was the party's spokesperson in the House of Lords on: Education & Skills (2001–2003); Home Affairs (2003–2004); and again for Education & Skills from 2004 onwards. Her recreations include music, the theatre, gardening, rowing, and "good company". She is a member of the Parliamentary Choir and was its Chairman from 2004 to 2006.
General the Lord Ramsbotham
General David Ramsbotham, is a retired British Army officer, former Adjutant General and ADC General to Her Majesty the Queen. General Ramsbotham later served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords. He is currently a member of the Top Level Group of UK Parliamentarians for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith is currently the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and was previously leader of the Conservative Party from September 2001 to October 2003. He was first elected to parliament at the 1992 general election as the MP for Chingford and has represented its successor constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green since the 1997 general election. Iain is the founder of the Centre for Social Justice and worked with WAVE Trust to produce the report Early Intervention: Good Parents, Great Kids, Better Citizens.