Lord Bates

Michael Bates

Michael Bates



Address as

Lord Bates

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353


Electoral history

Contested Tynebridge 1987 general election and Langbaurgh 1991 by-election. MP (Conservative) for Langbaurgh 1992-97. Contested Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East 1997 general election

Parliamentary career

PPS to Ministers of State: Nicholas Scott, Department of Social Security 1992-93, Sir John Wheeler, Northern Ireland Office 1994; Assistant government whip 1994-95; Government Whip 1995-96; Paymaster General, Office of Public Services 1996-97

Lords career

Opposition Whip 2009-10; Opposition Spokesperson for: Cabinet Office 2009-10, Communities and Local Government 2009-10, Energy and Climate Change 2009, Children, Schools and Families 2009-10

Party groups

Young Conservatives: Member, National Advisory Committee 1984-87, Chair, Northern Area 1984-87; Deputy chair, Conservative Party 2007-10; Project director, Campaign North 2007-10

Councils, public bodies

Member, Business Advisory Forum Saïd Business School, Oxford 1999-; Vice-President, Local Government Association 2010-11

Political interests

Education, foreign policy, business and enterprise

Countries of interest

China, Ethiopia, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Norway, Switzerland, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Bates, of Langbaurgh in the County of North Yorkshire 2008

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (c)

President, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum