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Baroness Golding


Member of Parliament
for Newcastle-under-Lyme
In office
17 July 1986 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by John Golding
Succeeded by Paul Farrelly

Born 21 March 1933 (1933-03-21) (age 76)
Nationality Birtish
Political party Labour

Llinos "Llin" Golding, Baroness Golding (born 21 March 1933) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom who currently sits in the House of Lords.

The daughter of Ness Edwards MP, she was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle-under-Lyme from 1986 to 2001, having replaced her husband John Golding. After stepping down at the 2001 general election she was created a Life peer as Baroness Golding, of Newcastle-under-Lyme in the County of Staffordshire in the same year.

Lady Golding was the peer who vouched for the two 'Fathers for Justice' protesters who threw a flour bomb at Prime Minister Tony Blair during Prime Minister's Questions on May 19, 2004. By vouching for them, Golding made it possible for the pair to access an area of the Commons viewing gallery not behind a glass security screen. There is no suggestion that she had any idea of their protest plans. Later the same afternoon, she apologised to the Houses of Lords and Commons for her part in the affair.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Golding
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
19862001
Succeeded by
Paul Farrelly
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