Lord Bach

William Bach

William Bach



Address as

Lord Bach

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6389
Fax: 020 7219 2146


Electoral history

Contested (Labour) Gainsborough 1979 and Sherwood 1983 and 1987 general elections

Lords career

Government Whip 1999-2000; Government Spokesperson for: Home Office 1999-2000, Lord Chancellor's Department 1999-2000, Education and Employment 1999-2000; Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department 2000-01; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Government Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence (Minister for Defence Procurement) 2001-05; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Government Spokesperson, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2005-06; Government Whip 2007-09; Government Spokesperson for: Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 2007-08, Justice 2007-10, HM Treasury 2007-08, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2008; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice 2008-10; Opposition Spokesperson for Justice 2010-

Party groups

Executive committee member, Society of Labour Lawyers; Elected member, Labour Party: National Policy Forum 1998-99, Economic Policy Commission 1998-99; Member, Co-operative Party; Chair and co-founder, Society of Labour Lawyers, East Midlands; Chair: Harborough District Labour Party 1989-95, 2007-, Northants and Blaby Euro Constituency GC 1992-99, South Leicestershire Constituency Labour Party 2007-

Councils, public bodies

Leicester City Council: Councillor 1976-87, Chief Whip, Labour Group 1981-83; Councillor, Lutterworth Town Council 1991-99; Mayor, Lutterworth 1993-94; Harborough District Council: Councillor 1995-99, Chair, Contracts Services Committee 1995-97; Chief Whip, Labour Group 1995-98

Political interests

Crime and criminal justice, local government, sport, foreign affairs, defence and security

Countries of interest

Chile, India, Italy, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Bach, of Lutterworth in the County of Leicestershire 1998

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member of Court, University of Leicester

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee and Vice Chairman, Cotesbach Educational Trust