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Author Topic: Who was the first non-white person elevated to the House of Lords?  (Read 1495 times)

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Re: Who was the first non-white person elevated to the House of Lords?
« Reply #1 on: 22 April, 2009, 10:28:35 PM »
Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos of Brondesbury
In May 2003 she was appointed international development secretary, thus becoming the first black woman to serve in a British cabinet. Following the death of Lord Williams of Mostyn in September 2003, Amos was named leader of the House of Lords.
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