Elizabeth Noel

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Elizabeth Mary Alice Noel (born 24 September 1967), known as Lizzie Noel or Lizzie Pitman (the latter being her married name), is a former Conservative Party candidate and an aide to London Mayor Boris Johnson. [1] She was a Trustee of the right-wing think-tank Policy Exchange from 5 June 2007 to 26 February 2008.

In February 1997 Noel was profiled by the Independent in an article predicting 'possible members of the Cabinet for the year 2020':


This is the young woman the Conservative Party has chosen to pit against Tony Blair in Sedgefield. In contrast to some of her drier contemporaries, Pitman, formerly Lizzie Noel (her maiden name), 29, is known to be middle- ground rather than ideologically driven, and a firm supporter of John Major. The daughter of Gerard Noel, former editor of the Catholic Herald, and niece of the Earl of Gainsborough, Pitman is reputed to be touchy about her Sloany credentials. Her political background, however, is less easy to stereotype. Vice-chairman of her local Conservative Association and a school governor, she is also a volunteer counsellor for the Family Welfare Association, and has worked as a prison psychologist at Wormwood Scrubs. [2]


  1. Dave Hill's London Blog, 'Re-introducing Lizzie Noel', guardian.co.uk, 7 January 2010
  2. Stephen Castle and Ariadne Birnberg, 'THE CABINET OF TOMORROW?', Independent, 9 February 1997.