Lord Luce

Richard Luce

Richard Luce



Address as

Lord Luce

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6147


Electoral history

Contested Hitchin 1970 general election. MP (Conservative) for West Sussex, Arundel and Shoreham 1971-74, for Shoreham 1974-92

Parliamentary career

PPS to Geoffrey Howe as Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs 1972-74; Opposition Whip 1974-75; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1979-81; Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1981-82 (resigned April 1982 on Falklands issue), 1983-85; Minister for Arts Privy Council Office 1985-90

Councils, public bodies

DL, West Sussex 1991-; High Steward, Westminster Abbey 2011-

International bodies

Chair: Atlantic Council of UK 1991-96, Commonwealth Foundation 1992-96

Political interests

International affairs, consumer affairs, constitutional affairs, the arts, civil service, higher education

Countries of interest

Africa, Far East, Middle East

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Luce, of Adur in the County of West Sussex 2000

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Trustee, Geographers Map Trustees Limited (A-Z)

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Permanent Lord in Waiting to HM the Queen

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Emeritus Trustee, Royal Academy of Arts

10: Non-financial interests (e)

High Steward, Westminster Abbey

President, King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses

President, Voluntary Arts Network

President, Royal Overseas League

Hon Vice President, Overseas Pensioners' Association

Vice President, Foundation of the College of St George, Windsor Castle