Baroness Jane Scott of Bybrook OBE

Jane Scott

About Jane

After leaving school, I trained for a career in agriculture, then worked in the dairy industry, on farms and also in public relations work, marketing and lecturing...

I moved to Wiltshire in the early 1990s and in 1995 was elected to North Wiltshire District Council.

Two years later, I was elected to Wiltshire County Council, and in 2001 became Chairman of its Education Committee, then Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Libraries, and finally Leader in 2003. In the county council, I represented the Kington electoral division, in the district council Kington St Michael.

In the June 2009 first elections to a new Wiltshire Council, which is a unitary authority created by merging the county and its districts, I was elected for a new division called "By Brook". This includes the parishes of Biddestone, Castle Combe, Hullavington, Grittleton, Nettleton, North Wraxall, and Yatton Keynell.

I am currently a member of the National Youth Agency and the Wiltshire and Swindon Learning Skills Council,chair of the Wiltshire Strategic Board, and a Local Education Authority Inspector for Ofsted.

I was proud to be appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours "for services to local government".

On 27 August 2015, it was announced that on the nomination of David Cameron I was to be created a life peer with a seat in the House of Lords. I was created Baroness Scott of Bybrook, of Upper Wraxall in the County of Wiltshire on the afternoon of 8 October 2015.