The Society Patron

Baroness Glenys Thornton

Baroness Thornton became working Labour peer in 1998.

From 1998 - 2008 she has served on various select committees, and worked on a huge number of bills passing through the Lords - most of the legislation concerning Children, the Disabled and Charities.

In 2008 she joined the Government as Lord Darzi's number 2 at the Department of Health, and over the next two years worked on all the Health and Social Care legislation, particularly that which concerned health and social care regulatory framework. In 2010 Glenys became the Health Spokesperson on the Labour opposition front bench. She led for Labour during the passage of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. She has been the Women and Equalities Shadow Minister since 2012. Glenys is a member of and active in numerous Health related All Party Groups, Cancer, the Elderly, Smoking cessation, and science and research.

The Baroness is Patron of Social Enterprise UK and a Governor of the London School of Economics.

In March 2016 Baroness Thornton was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Young Foundation.

Conflict of Interest

All individuals involved with the administration and or management of the Society are bound by the conflict of interest policy: Conflict of Interest Policy Aug 2016.pdf