Lord Barnett

Joel Barnett

Joel Barnett



Address as

Lord Barnett

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5440


Electoral history

Contested Runcorn 1959 general election. MP (Labour) for Heywood and Royton 1964-83

Parliamentary career

Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1974-79; Member of Cabinet 1977-79

Lords career

Opposition Spokesperson for Treasury Affairs 1983-86

Select committees

Chair Public Accounts 1979-83

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Prestwich Council 1956-59; JP, Manchester Bench 1960; Chair: Hansard Society 1984-90, Building Society Ombudsman Council 1986-96; President Royal Institute of Public Administration 1988-91; Chair Mansfield 1993-97

Political interests

Finance, economics

Countries of interest

Europe, Israel, Middle East, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Barnett, of Heywood and Royton in Greater Manchester 1983

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Chairman, Mercury Recycling Group plc and Director of all its subsidiary companies

4: Shareholdings (b)

Mercury Recycling Group plc and all its subsidiary companies (recycles fluorescent tubes, batteries etc)

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Global Warming Policy Foundation