Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking

British politician

Kenneth Wilfred Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking, CH, PC (born 3 November 1934) is a British politician. He is a former Conservative Member of Parliament and cabinet minister. He served for the offices of Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Conservative Party Chairman. He is a life member of the Tory Reform Group.[1]


The Lord Baker of Dorking

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Official portrait of Lord Baker of Dorking
Home Secretary
In office
28 November 1990 – 10 April 1992
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byDavid Waddington
Succeeded byKenneth Clarke
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
16 June 1997
Life Peerage
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
24 July 1989 – 28 November 1990
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byTony Newton
Succeeded byThe Lord Patten of Barnes
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
24 July 1989 – 28 November 1990
LeaderMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byPeter Brooke
Succeeded byThe Lord Patten of Barnes
Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
21 May 1986 – 24 July 1989
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byKeith Joseph
Succeeded byJohn MacGregor
Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
2 September 1985 – 21 May 1986
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byPatrick Jenkin
Succeeded byNicholas Ridley
Member of Parliament
for Mole Valley
In office
9 June 1983 – 2 May 1997
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byPaul Beresford
Member of Parliament
for St Marylebone
In office
22 October 1970 – 9 June 1983
Preceded byQuintin Hogg
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Member of Parliament
for Acton
In office
28 March 1968 – 18 June 1970
Preceded byBernard Floud
Succeeded byNigel Spearing
Personal details
Born (1934-11-03) 3 November 1934 (age 85)
Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Political partyConservative
Alma materMagdalen College, Oxford

ReferencesEdit

  1. "OPC Committee list". Old Pauline Club. Retrieved 3 April 2013.

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