Elspeth Howe

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The Baroness Howe of Idlicote

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Official portrait of Baroness Howe of Idlicote
Born
Elspeth Rosamund Morton Shand

(1932-02-08)8 February 1932
Died22 March 2022(2022-03-22) (aged 90)
NationalityBritish
EducationWycombe Abbey
London School of Economics
Spouse(s)
Geoffrey Howe
(m. 1953; his death 2015)
Children3
Parent(s)Philip Morton Shand
Sybil Mary Shand

Elspeth Howe, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, CBE (born Elspeth Rosamund Morton Shand; 8 February 1932 – 22 March 2022) was a British life peer. She was the widow of Geoffrey Howe.[1] She was known as Lady Howe of Aberavon before receiving a peerage in her own right.

She was a half-aunt to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Elspeth Howe served as deputy chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission from 1975 to 1979, and in various other capacities from 1980. She was later made Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Commission. In the 1999 New Year's Honours she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Howe retired from Parliament on 2 June 2020.[2]

Howe died on 22 March 2022 from cancer, aged 90.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lord Howe of Aberavon obituary". Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  2. "Baroness Howe of Idlicote". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. Scott, Georgiana (23 March 2022). "Baroness Howe dead: Widow of late former chancellor dies aged 90". GB News. Retrieved 23 March 2022.

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