Rosalind Scott, Baroness Scott of Needham Market

Rosalind Scott, Baroness Scott Of Needham Market

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Rosalind Scott, Baroness Scott of Needham Market

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Rosalind Carol "Ros" Scott, Baroness Scott of Needham Market (born 10 August 1957) is a British politician who is a member of the House of Lords. Baroness Scott was president of Liberal Democrats between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2010 and was succeeded by Tim Farron - Lib Dem Voice

Early life and education

The daughter of Kenneth Vincent and Carol Leadbeater, she was born in Bath, Somerset. Her father, an RAF serviceman, was posted abroad through much of her childhood, including Cyprus and Singapore. She was educated at Whitby Grammar School and Kent School. She was further educated at the University of East Anglia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies with German in 1999.

Scott worked for the Passage Day Care Centre and is Honourable President of the East Coast Sailing Trust. She is also patron of the Pickerel Environment Project, the Pakenham Water Mill Trust and the Wings of Hope Charity Appeal.

Political career

Local government (1991-2005)

She was a Liberal Democrat councillor in Suffolk from 1991 to 2005, serving at both District and County level. She held a number of positions on Suffolk County Council, including Group Leader. She was appointed to the Local Government Association Transport Executive in 1997, became Chair in 2001 and is now Vice-President of the organisation. She represented UK local government in Europe as a member of the Committee of the Regions from 1997 to 2001 and as part of...
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