Lord Cormack

Patrick Cormack

Patrick Cormack



Address as

Lord Cormack

Contact details


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


Electoral history

Contested (Conservative) Bolsover 1964 and Grimsby 1966 general elections. MP for Cannock 1970-74, for South West Staffordshire 1974-83, for South Staffordshire 1983-2010

Parliamentary career

PPS to Joint Parliamentary Secretaries, Department of Health and Social Security 1970-73; Deputy Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 1997-2000; Contested Speaker election 2000; Opposition Spokesman for Constitutional Affairs 1997-2000; Member House of Commons Commission 2002-05; Contested Speaker election 2009

Party groups

Member, Executive 1922 Committee 2002-05

Select committees

Member: Ecclesiastical Committee 1970-2010, Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Public Records 1982-87, Accommodation and Works 1987-2001, Modernisation of the House of Commons 1997-98, Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege 1997-2000, Foreign Affairs 2001-03, Standing Orders 2001-10, Joint Committee on Human Rights 2001, Joint Committee on Consolidation of Bills Etc 2001-09; Chair: Northern Ireland Affairs 2005-10; Member: Liaison 2005-10

Councils, public bodies

Member, Council of Historical Association 1963-66; Founder and vice-chairman, Heritage in Danger 1974-97; Member, Historic Buildings Council 1979-84; Chairman, Council for Independent Education 1980-95; Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts/National Archives 1981-2004; Member, General Synod of the Church of England 1995-2005; Governor, English Speaking Union 1999-2006; DL, Staffordshire 2011

International bodies

Vice-chairman, De Burght Conference; Member, Council for Peace in the Balkans 1992-2000; Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) UK Branch: Member, executive committee 1997-99, Joint vice-chairman 1999-2000, Treasurer 2000-03

Political interests

Arts, heritage, defence and NATO, Parliamentary history, education, electoral reform, industrial relations, human rights

Countries of interest

Bosnia, Croatia, Finland, Lithuania, Netherlands, former Soviet Union, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Cormack, of Enville in the County of Staffordshire 2010

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Occasional freelance writing

Consultant on Public Affairs to First Magazine, 56 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RN

Chairman of Editorial Board and Life President, The House Magazine, 21 Dartmouth Street, London, SW1 9BP

Adviser, Machinery Users' Association, 11 Moorfields Highwalk, London EC2Y 9DP

Heritage Adviser, Linford-Bridgeman Ltd, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Occasional chairing and speaking at seminars arranged by Westminster Explained, London SW1X 7DL

3: Clients

Machinery Users Association, 11 Moorfields Highwalk, London EC2Y 9DP

First Magazine, 56 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4RN

The House Magazine, 21 Dartmouth Street, London, SW1 9BP

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Chairman, History of Parliament Trust

President, Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust

President, Staffordshire Historic Buildings Trust

Trustee, Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust

President, Staffordshire Historic Parks and Gardens Trust

Vice-President, National Churches Trust

Chairman, William Morris Craft Fellowship Committee, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings