Patricia Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heigham

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Patricia Lesley Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heigham PC, DL (née Wells; 24 May 1941 − 13 October 2018) was a Labour member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom. She was born in Cambridge.

Hollis was active in the civil rights movement, picketing segregated restaurants and helping hold voter registration drives in Mississippi.[1][2]

She was a lecturer in modern history, reader and Dean at the University of East Anglia in Norwich from 1967 until 1990. She served as a National Commissioner for English Heritage from 1988 until 1991.

Hollis was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions (previously Department of Social Security) from 5 May 1997 to the 2005.

Hollis died in October 2018, aged 77, following a long illness.[3][4]

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  1. "Baroness Patricia Hollis - Harkness Fellows". Harkness Fellows. 2018-05-25. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  2. (2013-01-24). "Anything but retiring". Archived from the original on 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  3. Cope, Lauren. "'Champion of Norwich' and Labour peer dies aged 77". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  4. Bloom, Dan (2018-10-15). "Labour peer Baroness Hollis dies aged 77 after victory over Tax Credit cuts". mirror. Retrieved 2018-10-15.