Parliamentary Under Secretary, UK
(Elizabeth) Kay Andrews, OBE 1998, raised to the peerage as Baroness Andrews of Southover in the County of East Sussex in 2000, was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in May 2005. She continues to be part of the ministerial team at the newly formed Department for Communities and Local Government from 5 May 2006.
Before being appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary, Baroness Andrews was a Government Whip and Spokesperson in the House of Lords for Health, Work and Pensions, and Education and Skills.
Before being raised to the peerage, Baroness Andrews was a Fellow of the Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex University 1968 - 70; Parliamentary Clerk in the House of Commons 1970 - 85; and Policy Adviser to Neil Kinnock as Leader of the Opposition 1985 - 92. From 1992 - 2002, Baroness Andrews was the Director of Education Extra.
She was educated at Lewis School for Girls, Hengoed, Ystradmynach and went on to study International Politics at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. At Sussex she took an MA in Political Sociology and subsequently a DPhil in History and Social Studies of Science.