Lord Hanningfield

Paul White

Paul White



Address as

Lord Hanningfield

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3000


Lords career

Opposition Whip 2003-07; Opposition Spokesperson for: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister/Communities and Local Government 2003-07, Education and Skills 2004-05, Transport 2005-09, Business, Innovation and Skills 2009-10; Suspended from membership July 2011-

Party groups

Chair: Conservative Party National Local Government Advisory Committee, Board of Conservative Party 1997-2001; Conservative Whip suspended February 2010

Councils, public bodies

Essex County Council: Councillor 1970-2010, Council Leader 1998-99, 2001-10, Leader, Conservative Group 2001-10; DL, Essex 1991-; Deputy Chair and Conservative Group Leader, Local Government Association 1997-2001

International bodies

President, Assembly of European Regions Sub-Commission 1990-2005; EU Committee of the Regions: Leader, Conservative Group, UK Delegation -2005, Chair: Enlargement Group 1998-2005, Bulgarian Joint Consultative Committee 2002-05; Vice-President, Commission on Transport and the Information Society 1998-2000; Board member, Commonwealth Local Government Forum 2007-

Political interests

Local government, education, transport and infrastructure, agriculture, constitutional affairs, foreign policy

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Hanningfield, of Chelmsford in the County of Essex 1998

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member, Essex County Council

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Local Government Association Property Ltd

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Vice President, Local Government Association

Member of Council, Essex University