Lord Cavendish of Furness

Richard Cavendish

Richard Cavendish



Address as

Lord Cavendish

Contact details


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


Lords career

Government Whip 1990-92

Party groups

Chair, Morecambe and Lonsdale Conservative Association 1975-78; Member, Association of Conservative Peers

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Cumbria County Council 1985-90; High Sheriff of Cumbria 1978; DL, Cumbria 1988

Political interests

Environment, local issues, industry, foreign affairs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, agriculture, forestry, palliative care, national hunt racing

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Cavendish of Furness, of Cartmel in the County of Cumbria 1990

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Holker Holdings Limited

Holker Estates Company Limited

Remuneration is received indirectly through Holker Estates Company Limited from the following: Vitagrass Farms (Holker) Limited; Holbeck Homes Limited; Roose & Walney Sand & Gravel Company Limited; Cartmel Steeplechases (Holker) Limited; Burlington Slate Limited

5: Land and property

Beneficiary of a Family Trust which owns land in South Cumbria and South-West Scotland, including residential and business property

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Broughton Moor Green Slate Quarries Limited

Burlington Slate Production Limited

Lakeland Green Slate & Stone Company Limited

Mandalls Slate Company Limited

Corrie & Company

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Perennial: Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society

Almshouse Association

Cark & District Anglers Association

Cartmel Agricultural Society

Cartmel Cricket Club

Cumbria Gardens Trust

Cumbria Playing Fields Association

Dry Stone Walling Association

European Boxwood Society

Flookburgh Church Building Trust

Friends of Furness Abbey

Guide over the Sands Trust

Lakeland Housing Trust

Leven Angling Association

Lower Holker Village Hall Association

North Lonsdale Agricultural Society

Royal Fund for Gardeners' Children

South Cumbria Rivers Trust

St Mary’s Hospice