Hilary Armstrong

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Hilary Armstrong

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.[1]

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.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hilary Armstrong Biography Hilary Armstrong, accessed 24 November 2008.
  2. GovNet, Advisory Board, accessed 24 November 2008.
  3. They Work For You, Hilary Armstrong MP, accessed 24 November 2008.
  4. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Tenth Report 2008-2009 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 7 November 2014