Lord Archer of Sandwell

Peter Archer

Peter Archer



Address as

Lord Archer

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3223


Electoral history

Contested Hendon South 1959 and Brierley Hill 1964 general elections. MP (Labour) for Rowley Regis and Tipton 1966-74, for Warley West 1974-92

Parliamentary career

PPS to Attorney-General Sir Elwyn Jones 1967-70; Solicitor General 1974-79; Member Shadow Cabinet 1981-87: Opposition Spokesperson for: Legal Affairs 1981-82, Trade, Prices and Consumer Protection 1982-83, Northern Ireland 1983-87

Lords career

Opposition Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs 1992-97; Member Intelligence and Security Committee 1999-2005

Party groups

Society of Labour Lawyers: Chair 1971-74, 1980-93, Joint President 1993-

Councils, public bodies

Chair: Council on Tribunals 1992-99, Enemy Property Compensation Panel 1998-; Privy Council Review of Intercept Evidence: Member 2007-08, Member, Advisory Group 2007-; Chair, Inquiry into Contaminated Blood 2007-08

Political interests

Human rights, law reform, Northern Ireland, world government, conservation, Third World, disarmament

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Archer of Sandwell, of Sandwell in the County of West Midlands 1992

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chairman, Enemy Property Compensation Appeal Panel

Member, Advisory Group of Privy Counsellors

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Bencher, Gray's Inn

10: Non-financial interests (d)

President, Fabian Society

President, One World Trust

President, Uniting for Peace

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, One World Trust

Trustee, Full Fact