Lord Best

Richard Best

Richard Best



Address as

Lord Best

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6799


Councils, public bodies

Commissioner, Rural Development Commission 1989-98; Chair, Hull Partnership Liaison Board 2003-05; Member, Audit Commission's Advisory Board on Housing, Communities and Environment 2003-10; President, Local Government Association 2005-; Chair: Westminster Housing Commission 2005-06, Hanover Housing Association 2006-, Office of Public Management's Public Interest Council 2007-; Vice-president, Town and Country Planning Association 2007-; Deputy chair, Standards Committee, Westminster City Council 2008-; Chair: Commission on Housing in Northern Ireland 2009-10, The Property Ombudsman 2009-, Housing for an Ageing Population 2009, CLG/LGA Housing Commission 2010-; President, Local Government Association 2010-12

Political interests

Housing, regeneration, social policy

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Best, of Godmanstone in the County of Dorset 2001

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chair, The Glazing Ombudsman

Chairman, The Property Ombudsman Council

Chairman, Public Interest General Council, Office of Public Management

Chairman, Hanover Housing Association (remunerated; but all remuneration donated to charity)

5: Land and property

Property in Dorset from which rental income is received (owned principally by wife)

9: Miscellaneous financial interests

Deputy Chairman, City of Westminster Standards Committee (attendance allowance is paid)

10: Non-financial interests (d)

President, Local Government Association

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Member of Advisory Board, National Council of Voluntary Organisations

Trustee & Treasurer, Royal Society of Arts

Trustee, The Tree Council

Trustee, Phoenix Fund for Zimbabwe

Chairman, Advisory Board, South East Europe Research Centre (share of expenses for one annual meeting paid by City University, Thessaloniki to cover most of the travel costs and some of the hotel costs)