14 Facts About Angela Rumbold


Dame Angela Claire Rosemary Rumbold was a British Conservative politician who served as the Member of Parliament from a 1982 by-election until the 1997 general election.

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Angela Rumbold travelled across the United States with her father, a physicist who was Pro-Rector of the Imperial College until his death.

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Angela Rumbold returned to a working life after raising her children and worked as the Chief Executive for a charity, The National Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital.

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Angela Rumbold served on many national committees including the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body and was Chairman of the Teachers' Negotiating Committee until it was closed down by Act of Parliament.

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Angela Rumbold decided to resign as an MP and seek re-election under the SDP banner.

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Angela Rumbold held the seat for the Conservatives in the landslide 1983 general election and for a further 14 years, usually with robust majorities.

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Angela Rumbold was known for her pro-nuclear views: she was a co-founder of Women For the Bomb and vice-chairwoman of the Women and Families for Defence.

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Angela Rumbold served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport, Under Secretary at the Department of Environment, Minister of State for Education and Minister of State at the Home Office.

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Angela Rumbold was Chair of the Governing Body of both Danes Hill School in Oxshott and Surbiton High School in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, as well as Vice Chair of the Governing Body of Tolworth Girls' School, a large secondary modern school in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

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Angela Rumbold was Chair of Governors of Wimbledon High School and a Governor of More House Girls' School in Knightsbridge.

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Angela Rumbold was Chair of the Court of Governors of Mill Hill School for nine years and set up its Pre-prep School Grimsdells.

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Angela Rumbold chaired the Minerva Fund for replacement of bursaries in Girls' Day School Trust schools after the closure of the Assisted Places Scheme.

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Angela Rumbold was co-chair of the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools, and Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Independent Schools Council.

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Angela Rumbold was a member of the Trust and Governing Council of the United Church Schools Trust, and Chair of the United Learning Trust.

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