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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer

Sue Miller went to the Quaker school, Sidcot in Somerset and Oxford Polytechnic where she studied book publishing. Her subsequent career in books included working for Penguin, David and Charles and Weindenfeld and Nicolson and ten years as the joint proprietor of two bookshops.

Elected as a councillor, she served at parish, district and county levels from 1987-2005. South Somerset District Council won the first ever 'Council of the year' under her leadership for its radical decentralisation. At Somerset County Council she concentrated on rural strategy.

She was nominated a Life Peer in 1998 becoming spokesman Environment, Agriculture and Rural Affairs 1999-2007 taking a lead for the Party on dozens of Bills including the Countryside and Rights of Way, Energy , Water , Natural England and Rural Communities , Animal Welfare and the Hunting Act. Her continuing interest in civil liberties issues resulted in the Party asking her to change roles to spokesman on Home Affairs where she has worked on immigration, policing and crime, counter terrorism and justice Bills.

Other positions and interests include joint Chair of the APPG on Street Children, Vice-Chairman of APPG Food and Health,a vice president of the Council for National Parks, BTCV,Wildlife and Countryside Link . In 2005 she won the PRASEG award for the Peer who had made the greatest contribution in the field of renewable energy.She has an interest in Central and South American countries and is Vice Chair of the APPGs on Latin America, Mexico and Bolivia.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer