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Gillian Patricia Shephard, Baroness Shephard of Northwold, PC, DL is an English Conservative politician; she was the Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk and served as a Cabinet Minister, and is now Chairman of the Association of Conservative Peers.

The Right Honourable

PC
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
In office
1 June 1998 – 15 June 1999
Leader William Hague
Preceded by Norman Fowler
Succeeded by John Redwood
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
11 June 1997 – 1 June 1998
Leader William Hague
Preceded by Alastair Goodlad
Succeeded by George Young
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
11 June 1997 – 1 June 1998
Leader William Hague
Preceded by Michael Heseltine
Succeeded by George Young
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Employment
In office
2 May 1997 – 11 June 1997
Leader John Major
Preceded by David Blunkett
Succeeded by Stephen Dorrell
Secretary of State for Education and Employment
In office
5 July 1995 – 2 May 1997
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by Herself
Michael Portillo
Succeeded by David Blunkett
Secretary of State for Education
In office
20 July 1994 – 5 July 1995
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by John Patten
Succeeded by Herself
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
In office
27 May 1993 – 20 July 1994
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by John Gummer
Succeeded by William Waldegrave
Secretary of State for Employment
In office
10 April 1992 – 27 May 1993
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by Michael Howard
Succeeded by David Hunt
Member of Parliament
for South West Norfolk
In office
12 June 1987 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Paul Hawkins
Succeeded by Christopher Fraser
Personal details
Born (1940-01-22) 22 January 1940 (age 76)
Cromer, United Kingdom
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Thomas Shephard
Alma mater St Hilda's College, Oxford

Gillian Patricia Shephard, Baroness Shephard of Northwold, PC, DL (née Watts; born 22 January 1940) is an English Conservative politician; she was the Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk and served as a Cabinet Minister, and is now Chairman of the Association of Conservative Peers.

Baroness Shephard is currently Deputy Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission She is the chair of the Alumni Association of Oxford University and was the chair of the Council of the Institute of Education until 2015.