The number of women in the House of Lords has increased in recent years, not least on the cross-benches as a result of nominations by the Independent Appointments Commission. However, the political parties have also nominated women peers, some of them drawn from the ranks of those who have distinguished themselves in the House of Commons. This quiz focuses on women peers who have also served with distinction in the House of Commons. As usual, the first two readers to supply the correct answers will be the winners.
1. I am a Conservative Baroness and have served as a Deputy Speaker in the House of Commons. Who am I?
2. I am a Labour Baroness and have been Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP), Who am I?
3. I am a Conservative Baroness and was the first woman to serve as a Vice-Chairman of the 1922 Committee. Who am I?
4. I am a Liberal Democrat Baroness who has served as Education Secretary. Who am I?