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Catherine ASHTON High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President, European Commission, Brussels

CV

1977 B.Sc. in Sociology, Bedford College, London
1999 Labour Life Peer
2001-2004 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Education and Skills, London
2002-2004 Responsible for Sure Start Initiative, Department of Education and Skills
2004-2007 Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
2007-2009 Leader of the House of Lords
since 2009 High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Vice-President, European Commission, Brussels

Awards

Minister of the Year, The House Magazine, 2005
Peer of the Year, Channel 4, 2005
Politician of the Year, Stonewall Awards, 2006