Lord Howard of Lympne

Michael Howard

Michael Howard

Party

Conservative

Address as

Lord Howard

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3964
Fax: 020 7223 6372
howardm@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Contested Liverpool Edge Hill 1966 and 1970 general elections. MP (Conservative) for Folkestone and Hythe 1983-2010

Parliamentary career

PPS to Sir Patrick Mayhew as Solicitor-General 1984-85; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry 1985-87; Minister of State, Department of the Environment 1987-90; Secretary of State for: Employment 1990-92, The Environment 1992-93; Home Secretary 1993-97; Member, Shadow Cabinet 1997-99, 2001-05: Shadow Foreign Secretary 1997-99, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 2001-03, Leader of the Opposition 2003-05

Lords career

House of Lords Appointments Commission 2010-

Party groups

Chair, Coningsby Club 1972-73; Member, Conservative Policy Board 2001-03; Contested Conservative Party leadership June 1997; Leader, Conservative Party 2003-05; Patron, Tory Reform Group

Councils, public bodies

Member, House of Lords Appointments Commission 2010-

Political interests

Home affairs, foreign affairs

Countries of interest

USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Howard of Lympne, of Lympne in the County of Kent 2010

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Non-executive Chairman, Northern Racing Limited (owns and operates racecourses)

Non-executive Chairman, Luup Limited (independent provider of mobile payment solutions)

Non-executive Deputy Chairman, Entrée Gold Inc (exploration and mining)

Non-executive Director, Orca Exploration Group Inc (explores for and produces natural gas)

Non-executive Director, Global Switch (UK) Ltd (data centres)

Director, Luup International Limited (independent provider of mobile payment solutions)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Speaking engagement, 23 April 2011, National Housing Conference, Warwick University

Speaking engagement, 12 May 2011, British Council for Offices annual conference, Geneva

Guest lecturer, accompanied by wife, on cruise on Adonia, 5-14 July 2011; operated by P&O; hospitality and flights provided (including fee)

Guest lecturer, accompanied by wife, on cruise on Adonia, 24-30 August 2011; operated by P&O; hospitality and flights provided (including fee)

Speaking engagement, 13 September 2011, Ernst & Young Yorkshire Leaders' Conference, Harrogate

Queen's Counsel (non-practising)

Member, House of Lords Appointments Commission

Member, Advisory Board, Silver Dragon Resources Inc. (acquisition, development and operation of silver mines in China and Mexico)

Senior Adviser, Hawkpoint Partners Limited (corporate finance)

Occasional newspaper articles and television appearances

Guest lecturer, accompanied by wife, on cruise on Arcadia, 28 January - 12 February 2011; operated by P&O; hospitality and flights provided (including fee)

4: Shareholdings (b)

Luup Limited (independent provider of mobile payment solutions)

Entrée Gold Inc (exploration and mining)

Orca Exploration Group Inc (explores for and produces natural gas)

5: Land and property

Flat in London SW1 from which rental income is received

8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

The Member and his wife were flown to Sri Lanka and back from Malaysia at the expense of Saga in order that the Member could lecture on a cruise on the vessel The Spirit of Adventure operated by Saga (November 2011)

Honorary Membership, Carlton Club

Honorary Membership, Pratt's Club

Honorary Membership, Buck's Club

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chairman, Help the Hospices

Trustee, Council of Christians and Jews

Chairman, UK-Japan 21st Century Group