Catherine Ashton

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Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, (born 20 March 1956), is a British Labour politician who served as the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and First Vice President of the European Commission in the Barroso Commission from 2009 to 2014. Her political career began in 1999 when she was created a Life Peer as Baroness Ashton of Upholland, of St Albans in the County of Hertfordshire, by Tony Blair's Labour Government. She became the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Education and Skills in 2001 and subsequently in the Ministry of Justice in 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine Ashton has received more than 411,223 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Catherine Ashton is the 7,159th most popular politician (down from 4,852nd in 2019), the 1,560th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,046th in 2019) and the 259th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Catherine Ashton ranks 7,159 out of 15,710Before her are Blanche of Navarre, Countess of Champagne, Ulaghchi, Ahmose-Meritamun, Hiranuma Kiichirō, Princess Mathilde Caroline of Bavaria, and Mahidol Adulyadej. After her are Conrad I, Count of Auxerre, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Laelianus, Iullus Antonius, Marina Ginestà, and Fradique de Menezes.

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Among people born in 1956, Catherine Ashton ranks 73Before her are Bruce Greenwood, Henri Toivonen, Thomas N'Kono, Boris Trajkovski, Adnan Oktar, and Alexey Pajitnov. After her are Krystian Zimerman, Jan Peter Balkenende, Steven Bauer, Andrus Ansip, King Diamond, and Maggie Reilly.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Catherine Ashton ranks 1,560 out of 6,924Before her are Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), Edward Vernon (1684), James McAvoy (1979), Peter Bonetti (1941), Louise d'Orléans (1869), and Alan Shearer (1970). After her are George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737), Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870), Fraser Stoddart (1942), Thomas Hill Green (1836), Ælle of Sussex (500), and Matthew Arnold (1822).

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