Susan Kramer

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BornSusan Veronica Richards
21 July 1950
Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Alma materSt Hilda's College (Oxford), University of Illinois
SpouseJohn Davis Kramer
PartyLiberal Democrats
As a Jewish politician (UK Liberal Democrats), Kramer succeeded Jenny Tonge MP (1997-2005) who had been accused of antisemitism.

Employment.png Liberal Democrats Treasury Spokesman

In office
16 July 2015 - Present

Employment.png UK/Minister of State for Transport

In office
7 October 2013 - 8 May 2015

Employment.png Liberal Democrats Transport Spokesman

In office
January 2006 - December 2007

Susan Kramer, Baroness Kramer is a British Liberal Democrat politician who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond Park from 2005 to 2010, when she was defeated by Tory Zac Goldsmith.

As a Jewish politician, Susan Kramer succeeded Jenny Tonge MP (1997-2005) who had been accused of antisemitism and suspended by the Lib Dems.[1] Having lost their seat, both Tonge and Kramer were subsequently elevated to the House of Lords.

Early life and career

Susan Veronica Richards was born in Holborn, London, on 22 July 1950.[2] She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School, an independent school in London. She then read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford. She was President of the Oxford Union in 1971, the second woman ever to be elected to the position.

She then got her MBA at the University of Illinois in the United States. She began her career in finance, and rose to become a Vice-President of Citibank in Chicago. She and her husband John Davis Kramer, then set up Infrastructure Capital Partners, a firm which advised on infrastructure projects, primarily in Central and Eastern Europe.

She was a candidate in the 2000 London mayoral election.[3]