Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

Michael Forsyth

Michael Forsyth



Address as

Lord Forsyth

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4479


Electoral history

MP (Conservative) for Stirling 1983-97

Parliamentary career

PPS to Geoffrey Howe as Foreign Secretary 1986-87; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office 1987-90; Minister of State: Scottish Office with responsibility for Health, Education, Social Work and Sport 1990-92, Department of Employment 1992-94, Home Office 1994-95; Secretary of State for Scotland 1995-97

Party groups

President, St Andrews University Conservative Association 1973-76; Member, Executive Committee National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations 1975-77; Chair: Federation of Conservative Students 1976-77, Scottish Conservative Party 1989-90

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Westminster City Council 1978-83; Member: Commission on Strengthening Parliament 1999-2000, Development Board, National Portrait Gallery 2000-03; Chair, Tax Reform Commission 2005-06

Political interests

Local government, privatisation, economics, health care, education, environment, constitution

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Forsyth of Drumlean, of Drumlean in Stirling 1999

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Non-executive Director, J & J Denholm Ltd (parent company of Denholm Group which has five divisions: shipping; logistics; seafoods; industrial services; oilfield services)

Non-executive Director, NBNK Investments plc (banking and savings)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Deputy Chairman of Europe Investment Banking, Evercore Partners (advisory and investment services)

4: Shareholdings (b)

Evercore Partners (advisory and investment services; New York Stock Exchange)

BP (oil and gas)

5: Land and property

Self-catering holiday accommodation at home in Scotland, from which rental income is received

Residential property in London

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Director, Centre for Policy Studies