Lord Cope of Berkeley

John Cope

John Cope



Address as

Lord Cope

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2249
Fax: 020 7219 0304


Electoral history

Contested Woolwich East 1970 general election. MP (Conservative) for Gloucestershire South February 1974-83 and for Northavon 1983-97

Parliamentary career

Government Whip 1979-83; Deputy Chief Whip 1983-87; Minister of State for: Employment with special responsibility for Small Firms 1987-89, Northern Ireland Office 1989-90; Paymaster General, HM Treasury 1992-94

Lords career

Opposition Spokesperson for: Northern Ireland 1997-98, Home Affairs 1998-2001; Opposition Chief Whip 2001-07; Deputy Chairman of Committees 2001-07; Deputy Speaker 2002-08

Party groups

Conservative Party: Deputy Chair 1990-92, Hon. Joint Treasurer 1991-92; Trustee, Conservative Party Archive at Bodleian Library

International bodies

Member, UK Parliamentary Delegation to Council of Europe and Western European Union 1995-97; British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly: UK Member 2008-, British co-chair 2010-

Political interests

Small businesses

Countries of interest


Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Cope of Berkeley, of Berkeley in the County of Gloucestershire 1997

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Carlton Club (London) Limited

Director, Carlton Trustees (London) Limited

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, Conservative Party Archive at the Bodleian Library, Oxford

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, War Memorials Trust