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Virginia Bottomley

Personal data
Date of birth12 March 1948(age 68)
Place of birthDunoon, United Kingdom
Political partyConservative Party
Alma materUniversity of Essex
London School of Economics
ReligionAnglican
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
In office2 May 1997 - 11 June 1997
LeaderJohn Major
Succeeded byFrancis Maude
Preceded byChris Smith (National Heritage)
Secretary of State for National Heritage
In office5 July 1995 - 2 May 1997
Prime ministerJohn Major
Succeeded byChris Smith (Culture, Media and Sport)
Preceded byStephen Dorrell
Secretary of State for Health
In office9 April 1992 - 5 July 1995
Prime ministerJohn Major
Succeeded byStephen Dorrell
Preceded byWilliam Waldegrave
Member of Parliament
for South West Surrey
In office3 May 1984 - 5 May 2005
Succeeded byJeremy Hunt
Preceded byMaurice Macmillan

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Virginia Bottomley, Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, PC, DL (née Virginia Hilda Brunette Maxwell Garnett, born 12 March 1948, Dunoon, Scotland) is a British Conservative Party politician. She was a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons from 1984 to 2005. She was raised to the peerage in 2005. Considered to be a "One Nation Conservative", Bottomley is a Life Member of the Tory Reform Group.


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