Hilary Armstrong

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Person.png Hilary Armstrong   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Born 1945-11-30
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Alma mater University of East London, University of Birmingham
Spouse Paul Corrigan
Party Labour

Employment.png Minister for the Cabinet Office Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
5 May 2006 - 27 June 2007
Preceded by Jim Murphy
Succeeded by Ed Miliband

Employment.png Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
5 May 2006 - 27 June 2007
Preceded by Jim Murphy
Succeeded by Ed Miliband

Employment.png Minister for Social Exclusion

In office
5 May 2006 - 27 June 2007
Preceded by Phil Woolas

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Durham North West

In office
12 June 1987 - 12 April 2010

Hilary Jane Armstrong (born 30 November 1945, Sunderland) is a Labour MP. She was first elected to parliament in General Election of 1987. After Labour's 1997 general election victory, Prime Minister Tony Blair appointed her as Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions with responsibility for Local Government and Housing. In 1999, she was made a member of the Privy Council.[1]


Following the 2001 General Election Hilary was promoted to the Cabinet and given the cabinet position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Government Chief Whip. She was re–appointed as Government Chief Whip following the 2005 General Election.[2]


In June 2007, Hilary announced her decision to step down from the Government and return to the backbenches after 18 years as a Party spokesperson and Government Minister.[3]


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References

  1. Armstrong, Hilary,Hilary Armstrong Biography, accessed 24 November 2008.
  2. Armstrong, Hilary,Hilary Armstrong Biography, accessed 24 November 2008.
  3. Armstrong, Hilary,Hilary Armstrong Biography, accessed 24 November 2008.
  4. GovNet, Advisory Board, accessed 24 November 2008.
  5. They Work For You, Hilary Armstrong MP, accessed 24 November 2008.