Baroness (Joyce) Anelay has worked as a teacher of history and politics and in a variety of posts in the voluntary sector in Surrey, where she has lived for over 35 years with her husband, Richard.
Lady Anelay has worked as a volunteer adviser at Citizens Advice, served as Chairman of its Management Committee and is now its President. She was a Justice of the Peace for North West Surrey and sat on Social Security Appeal Tribunals in Surrey until she was appointed a member of the House of Lords in 1996.
Voluntary work is also key to Joyce’s membership of the Conservative Party. From road warden to Chairman of the National Women’s Committee - and currently President of her Association, she has enjoyed it all. She is keenly aware of the value of every member of the Party to its future success.
Opposition Whip, Home Affairs, Social Security and Agriculture, May 1997 - November 1998
Opposition Spokesman, Culture, Media, Sport and Tourism, November 1998 - June 2002
Opposition Spokesman, Home Affairs, June 2002 - July 2007
Opposition Chief Whip, July 2007 - May 2010
Privy Councillor, June 2009 -
Lords Chief Whip (Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms), May 2010 -
INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF POLITICS:
Lady Anelay was a Trustee of UNICEF UK 2004 - 07 and was also Chairman of the World Travel Market’s Advisory Council. She also day-dreams of playing golf again at Woking Golf Club!