Bingley ward member of Bradford Council tells of ceremony

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Baroness Margaret Eaton Baroness Margaret Eaton

Former Bradford Council leader Margaret Eaton spoke of her pride after being ceremonially introduced to the House of Lords as Baroness Eaton today.

She was elevated to the House of Lords in recognition of her service to local government.

Councillor Eaton, who already has an OBE and was made a Dame Commander in last year's New Year Honours List, was included on a 56-strong list of new Peers announced by Downing Street in the Dissolution Honours List at the end of the last Parliament.

Speaking to the Telegraph & Argus after today’s ceremony, Baroness Eaton said: “I feel it’s a great honour and a great privilege.

“It was a very impressive occasion and, although very formal, it was also very warm and welcoming.

“I look forward to being part of it.”

During the ceremony, Baroness Eaton was led through the main doors of the House of Lords by Black Rod and the Garter Principal King of Arms.

A letter sent by the Queen was then read out before Baroness Eaton took the Oath of Allegiance.

Baroness Eaton said: “It takes place in front of all the other peers, so I was slightly nervous.”

Baroness Eaton is chairman of the Local Government Association and is a former chairman of the Conservative Councillors’ Association.

She led Bradford Council from 2000 to 2006 and still represents the Bingley Rural ward as a Conservative councillor.

Among other new peers was former home secretary John Reid, who was introduced to the House of Lords as Lord Reid of Cardowan.

The Labour peer was raised to the Upper House after standing down at this year’s General Election following 23 years in the Commons serving Scottish constituencies.

Liberal Democrat Matthew Taylor was also introduced to the Lords today.

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8:02pm Thu 22 Jul 10

allannicho says...

Not another Baroness? pass me the sicky bag!!!
Not another Baroness? pass me the sicky bag!!! allannicho
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8:50pm Thu 22 Jul 10

ew.walgrove says...

Great news, Margaret Eaton has done great things for Bradford & continue do to so by representing people in the Bingley Rural ward as a councillor, which includes Cottingley. It's good to know Margaret is now Baroness Eaton of Cottingley
Great news, Margaret Eaton has done great things for Bradford & continue do to so by representing people in the Bingley Rural ward as a councillor, which includes Cottingley. It's good to know Margaret is now Baroness Eaton of Cottingley ew.walgrove
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8:57pm Thu 22 Jul 10

Joedavid says...

ew.walgrove wrote:
Great news, Margaret Eaton has done great things for Bradford & continue do to so by representing people in the Bingley Rural ward as a councillor, which includes Cottingley. It's good to know Margaret is now Baroness Eaton of Cottingley
What about Bradfords City center are proud of the mess that's in?
[quote][p][bold]ew.walgrove[/bold] wrote: Great news, Margaret Eaton has done great things for Bradford & continue do to so by representing people in the Bingley Rural ward as a councillor, which includes Cottingley. It's good to know Margaret is now Baroness Eaton of Cottingley[/p][/quote]What about Bradfords City center are proud of the mess that's in? Joedavid
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9:18pm Thu 22 Jul 10

Andraste says...

ew.walgrove wrote:
Great news, Margaret Eaton has done great things for Bradford & continue do to so by representing people in the Bingley Rural ward as a councillor, which includes Cottingley. It's good to know Margaret is now Baroness Eaton of Cottingley
Margaret, is that you ?
[quote][p][bold]ew.walgrove[/bold] wrote: Great news, Margaret Eaton has done great things for Bradford & continue do to so by representing people in the Bingley Rural ward as a councillor, which includes Cottingley. It's good to know Margaret is now Baroness Eaton of Cottingley[/p][/quote]Margaret, is that you ? Andraste
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9:50pm Thu 22 Jul 10

PotCallingKettle says...

WHAT exactly did she do for Bradford in her 6 years as leader of the Council???
Bradford has been destroyed for the last 10-15 years and she becomes a Baroness!
Do you just have to be a born as a british white person to acheive this accolade?
I don't understand, please educate me on this phenomenon.
PS I am white and born here before "they" attack, "they" know who "they" are!
WHAT exactly did she do for Bradford in her 6 years as leader of the Council??? Bradford has been destroyed for the last 10-15 years and she becomes a Baroness! Do you just have to be a born as a british white person to acheive this accolade? I don't understand, please educate me on this phenomenon. PS I am white and born here before "they" attack, "they" know who "they" are! PotCallingKettle
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6:36am Fri 23 Jul 10

albion says...

PotCallingKettle wrote:
WHAT exactly did she do for Bradford in her 6 years as leader of the Council???
Bradford has been destroyed for the last 10-15 years and she becomes a Baroness!
Do you just have to be a born as a british white person to acheive this accolade?
I don't understand, please educate me on this phenomenon.
PS I am white and born here before "they" attack, "they" know who "they" are!
There is a Baroness in the cabinet who wasnt born as a British white person.
[quote][p][bold]PotCallingKettle[/bold] wrote: WHAT exactly did she do for Bradford in her 6 years as leader of the Council??? Bradford has been destroyed for the last 10-15 years and she becomes a Baroness! Do you just have to be a born as a british white person to acheive this accolade? I don't understand, please educate me on this phenomenon. PS I am white and born here before "they" attack, "they" know who "they" are![/p][/quote]There is a Baroness in the cabinet who wasnt born as a British white person. albion
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9:22am Fri 23 Jul 10

Patrick Bateman says...

albion wrote:
PotCallingKettle wrote:
WHAT exactly did she do for Bradford in her 6 years as leader of the Council???
Bradford has been destroyed for the last 10-15 years and she becomes a Baroness!
Do you just have to be a born as a british white person to acheive this accolade?
I don't understand, please educate me on this phenomenon.
PS I am white and born here before "they" attack, "they" know who "they" are!
There is a Baroness in the cabinet who wasnt born as a British white person.
There's also one in the Lords: Baroness Uddin - but the less said about her the better..
[quote][p][bold]albion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PotCallingKettle[/bold] wrote: WHAT exactly did she do for Bradford in her 6 years as leader of the Council??? Bradford has been destroyed for the last 10-15 years and she becomes a Baroness! Do you just have to be a born as a british white person to acheive this accolade? I don't understand, please educate me on this phenomenon. PS I am white and born here before "they" attack, "they" know who "they" are![/p][/quote]There is a Baroness in the cabinet who wasnt born as a British white person.[/p][/quote]There's also one in the Lords: Baroness Uddin - but the less said about her the better.. Patrick Bateman
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11:26am Fri 23 Jul 10

Andraste says...

albion wrote:
PotCallingKettle wrote:
WHAT exactly did she do for Bradford in her 6 years as leader of the Council???
Bradford has been destroyed for the last 10-15 years and she becomes a Baroness!
Do you just have to be a born as a british white person to acheive this accolade?
I don't understand, please educate me on this phenomenon.
PS I am white and born here before "they" attack, "they" know who "they" are!
There is a Baroness in the cabinet who wasnt born as a British white person.
Bite me :)
[quote][p][bold]albion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PotCallingKettle[/bold] wrote: WHAT exactly did she do for Bradford in her 6 years as leader of the Council??? Bradford has been destroyed for the last 10-15 years and she becomes a Baroness! Do you just have to be a born as a british white person to acheive this accolade? I don't understand, please educate me on this phenomenon. PS I am white and born here before "they" attack, "they" know who "they" are![/p][/quote]There is a Baroness in the cabinet who wasnt born as a British white person.[/p][/quote]Bite me :) Andraste
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