Lord Hurd of Westwell

Douglas Hurd

Douglas Hurd



Address as

Lord Hurd

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3535


Electoral history

MP (Conservative) for Mid Oxon 1974-83, for Witney 1983-97

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesman for Europe 1976-79; Minister of State: Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1979-83, Home Office 1983-84; Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1984-85; Home Secretary 1985-89, Foreign Secretary 1989-95

Lords career

Member, Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords 1999; House of Lords Appointments Commission 2000-10

Party groups

Contested Conservative Party leadership November 1990; Patron, Tory Reform Group

Councils, public bodies

Falkland Islands Association: Vice-President 1996-2000, President 2000-; Member, Constitutional Commission 1998-99; High Steward, Westminster Abbey 1999-2011; Chair, Archbishop of Canterbury's Review 2000-01; Co-President, Royal Institute of International Affairs 2002-09

International bodies

Vice-President, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch)

Political interests

Foreign affairs, constitutional affairs, criminal justice

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Hurd of Westwell, of Westwell in the County of Oxfordshire 1997

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Author of sixteen published books

President, Montrose Strategic Consultancy, London

Chairman, Advisory Council, FIRST Magazine Group

5: Land and property

Property at Westwell, Oxfordshire, from which rental income is received

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford

10: Non-financial interests (d)

President, Prison Reform Trust

President, German-British Forum