Lord Brittan of Spennithorne

Leon Brittan

Leon Brittan



Address as

Lord Brittan

Contact details


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


Electoral history

Contested North Kensington 1966 and 1970 general elections. MP (Conservative) for Cleveland and Whitby February 1974-83, for Richmond, North Yorkshire 1983-88

Parliamentary career

Minister of State, Home Office 1979-81; Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1981-83; Home Secretary 1983-85; Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1985-86

Lords career

Government trade adviser 2010-11

Party groups

Chair, Cambridge University Conservative Association 1960; Editor, Crossbow 1966-68; Chair: Society of Conservative Lawyers 1986-88, Conservative Group for Europe 2000-03; President: Conservative Group for Europe 2004-07, Richmond Conservative Association 2011-

Councils, public bodies


Political interests

European affairs, economic affairs, home affairs, legal and constitutional issues

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, of Spennithorne in the County of North Yorkshire 2000

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Vice Chairman, UBS Investment Bank

Member, International Advisory Committee, Total (fuel products)

Adviser, Teijin Advisory Board (conglomerate)

4: Shareholdings (b)

C F Ruffer Absolute Return Fund