Lord Bilston

Dennis Turner

Dennis Turner



Address as

Lord Bilston

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4210


Electoral history

Contested Halesowen and Stourbridge February and October 1974 general elections. MP (Labour) for Wolverhampton South East 1987-2005

Parliamentary career

Opposition Whip 1992-97; PPS to Secretaries of State for International Development: Clare Short 1997-2003, Baroness Amos 2003

Party groups

Co-operative Party: Member, Chair, Parliamentary Group 1991-93

Select committees

Chair Catering 1997-2005

Councils, public bodies

Wolverhampton Borough Council: Councillor 1966-86, Deputy Leader 1980-86; Councillor, West Midlands County Council 1973-86; Director, Black Country Co-operative Development Agency 1983-88; Former Vice-President, Local Government Association

International bodies

Member, Executive Committee Inter-Parliamentary Union (British Branch); Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Commonwealth Parliamentary Association) UK Branch: Member, Executive Committee 1999-, Vice-chair

Political interests

Education, social services, housing, international development, small businesses

Countries of interest

British Overseas Territories, Commonwealth, South Africa

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Bilston, of Bilston in the County of West Midlands 2005

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Springvale Enterprises

Chairman, Wolverhampton Fairtrade Partnership

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Bilston Community Association

President, Springvale Bowls League

President, Springvale Cricket League

President, Friday Night Domino League

Secretary, Bradley and District Senior Citizens Centre Trustees