Lord Beecham

Jeremy Beecham

Jeremy Beecham



Address as

Lord Beecham

Contact details


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


Electoral history

Contested (Labour) Tynemouth 1970 general election

Lords career

Opposition Spokesperson for: Communities and Local Government 2010-, Health 2010-

Party groups

Chair, Oxford University Labour Club 1964; Labour Party: Member: National Executive Committee/Shadow Cabinet Working Party on Future of Local Government 1984-87, Joint Policy Committee 1992-; National Executive Committee: Member 1998-2010, Chair 2005-06

Councils, public bodies

Newcastle upon Tyne City Council: Councillor 1967-, Leader 1977-94; Commissioner, English Heritage 1983-87; Association of Metropolitan Authorities: Deputy chair 1984-86, Vice-chair 1986-91 Chair 1991-97; Vice-chair, Northern Regional Councils Association 1986-91; DL, Tyne and Wear 1995; Local Government Association: Chair 1995-2004, Vice-chair 2004-, Vice-President 2010-12

Political interests

Local government, social policy, health, criminal justice, legal aid, regional policy, environment

Countries of interest


Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Beecham, of Benwell and Newcastle upon Tyne in the County of Tyne and Wear 2010

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member, Newcastle City Council

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Consultant, Beecham Peacock Solicitors, Newcastle upon Tyne

Director, Theatre Royal Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Vice President, Local Government Association

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Age Concern Newcastle

President, Newcastle Choral Society

Vice President, Community Foundation, Newcastle upon Tyne

Vice President, Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service

Vice Chairman, New Israel Fund

Trustee, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation