Baroness Williams was appointed Lords Chief Whip (Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms) on 7 September 2022.
She previously served as Minister of State at the Home Office from July 2016 until September 2022 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government from May 2015 until July 2016.
Baroness Williams was educated at La Sagesse High School and the University of Huddersfield, from which she was awarded a a BSc Hons in Nutrition.
Baroness Williams was a member of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council between 1998 and 2011, serving as leader of the Conservative group between 2002 and 2009 and as Council Leader between 2004 and 2009. She was raised to the peerage in 2013.
Career outside politics
Baroness Williams was a non-executive director of the North West Development Agency between 2007 and 2011 and was the Chair (North West) of the Heritage Lottery Fund between 2011 and 2012. She has also served on the board of the Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company and as a member of the Greater Manchester Police Authority.
More recently she was a director of the North West Rail Campaign and executive director of Atlantic Gateway.
Baroness Williams is married and has a son and 2 daughters.