Lord Howell of Guildford

David Howell

David Howell



Address as

Lord Howell

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353


Electoral history

Contested Dudley 1964 general election. MP (Conservative) for Guildford 1966-97

Parliamentary career

Parliamentary Secretary, Civil Service Department 1970-72; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Department of Employment 1971-72, Northern Ireland Office March-November 1972; Minister of State: Northern Ireland Office 1972-74, Department of Energy 1974; Secretary of State for: Energy 1979-81, Transport 1981-83

Lords career

Opposition Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 2000-10; Deputy Leader of the Opposition 2005-10; Minister of State and Government Spokesperson, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2010-

Party groups

Editor, Crossbow 1962-64; Director, Conservative Political Centre 1964-66

Select committees

Chair Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1987-97

Political interests

Economics, international finance, energy, oil, foreign affairs

Countries of interest

All Central European countries, China, India, Japan, Middle East

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Howell of Guildford, of Penton Mewsey in the County of Hampshire 1997

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, not in receipt of ministerial salary

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, British Institute of Energy Economists