Julia Drown

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Julia Drown
Member of Parliament
for Swindon South
In office
2 May 1997 – 11 April 2005
Preceded byConstituency Established
Succeeded byAnne Snelgrove
Personal details
Born (1962-08-23) 23 August 1962 (age 57)
Political partyLabour

Julia Kate Drown (born 23 August 1962) is a British Labour Party politician. She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Swindon South, in south-west England, from 1997 until 2005.[1]

Drown was a National Health Service accountant[2] and member of Oxfordshire County Council before her election to parliament.[3] A mother of young children, she was at the forefront of campaigns to make Parliament more child-friendly, including the allowing of breast-feeding.[4] She stepped down at the 2005 election to spend more time with her children, although she did not rule out standing again for election at some point in the future.

Drown currently (May 2018) holds a couple of organisational positions. She chairs the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, and is a trustee of the Pension Scheme for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Associated Employers. She also occasionally trains for Eden and Partners (a health sector leadership and training consultancy). Previously she was a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Appeals Committee, the Health Care Professions Council and the Audit Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


  1. ^ Ms Julia Drown at They Work For You.com
  2. ^ Julia Drown: Electoral history and profile at guardian.co.uk (Accessed 12 January 2012)
  3. ^ Julia Drown Health Professions Council website (Accessed 12 January 2012)
  4. ^ BBC News, Julia Drown 16 October 2002
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Swindon South
Succeeded by
Anne Snelgrove