Lord Eden of Winton

John Eden

John Eden

Party

Conservative

Address as

Lord Eden

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
edenj@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Contested Paddington North 1953 by-election. MP (Conservative) for Bournemouth West 1954-83

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesman for Power 1968-70; Minister of State, Ministry of Technology June-October 1970; Minister for Industry 1970-72; Minister of Posts and Telecommunications 1972-74; Sponsored Copyright Act 1983

Party groups

Former officer, Executive, 1922 Committee; Hon. life vice-president, Association of Conservative Clubs; President: Wessex Area Conservatives 1974-77, Wessex Area Young Conservatives 1978-80; Assistant to Margaret Thatcher 1983 general election

Select committees

Chair: European Affairs 1976-79, Home Affairs 1981-83

Councils, public bodies

Vice-president, National Chamber of Trade 1968-78; President, Independent Schools Association 1969-71; Chairman, The British Lebanese Association 1990-98; Vice-President, International Tree Foundation -1998

International bodies

Member: Western European Union 1960-62, Council of Europe 1960-62 (Rapporteur, Cultural Affairs Committee), NATO Parliamentarians 1962-66

Political interests

Conservation, rainforests

Countries of interest

Cameroon, Lebanon, Sri Lanka

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Eden of Winton, of Rushyford in the County of Durham 1983

Register of Interests

Nil

No registrable interests