Lord Cunningham of Felling

Jack Cunningham

Jack Cunningham



Address as

Lord Cunningham

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5222


Electoral history

MP (Labour) for Whitehaven 1970-83, for Copeland 1983-2005

Parliamentary career

PPS to James Callaghan as Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister 1974-76; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Energy 1976-79; Shadow Environment Secretary 1983-89; Shadow Leader of the House 1989-92; Shadow Secretary of State for: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1992-94, Trade and Industry 1994-95, National Heritage 1995-97; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1997-98; Minister for the Cabinet Office, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1998-99

Party groups

Campaign Co-ordinator 1989-92

Select committees

Chair Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform 2002-05

Councils, public bodies

DL Cumbria 1991; Commissioner Millennium Commission 1998-99

International bodies

Chairman, UK-Japan 21 Century Group 2004-11

Political interests

Regional policy, environment, foreign affairs, industry, energy

Countries of interest

China, Europe, Japan, South Africa, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Cunningham of Felling, of Felling in the County of Tyne and Wear 2005

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Chairman, North-East Sustainable Resources Board

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Partner, Brinkburn Associates (political and public policy consultants)

3: Clients

Adviser, Brookfield plc

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Brazil, 18-21 October 2011; expenses paid by Eppington Ltd

Visit to Brazil, 16-18 November 2011; expenses paid by Eppington Ltd