Cathy Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville
Catherine Mary Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, MBE (born 1949), known as Cathy Bakewell, is a British politician who is a member of the House of Lords for the Liberal Democrats. She was the leader of Somerset County Council from 2001 to 2007.
She has served as councillor for Coker on South Somerset Council since 2009 and was created a life peer as Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, of Hardington Mandeville in the County of Somerset on 9 September 2013, taking her title for the local village of Hardington Mandeville where she lives. She served as a director for the Leadership Centre for Local Government.
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