Earl of Lytton

John Lytton

John Lytton



Address as

Lord Lytton

Contact details


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


Lords career

First entered House of Lords 1985; Sponsor Party Wall etc. Bill 1996; Elected hereditary peer 2011-

Councils, public bodies

President, National Association of Local Councils 1999-

Political interests

Communities and local government finance, countryside conservation, agriculture, rural economy, town and country planning, property taxation

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Director (effectively sole principal), John Lytton & Co Ltd, Chartered Surveyors (all the Member's professional work as a chartered surveyor is done as a sole practitioner trading as a limited company; as such every invoice for work carried out by the Member is paid to the company’s account and not directly to the Member; the Member does no work in a private capacity (i.e. non-professional work) that is paid to this or to any other company)

Director (with wife), Lillycombe Estate Ltd (sporting interests in Somerset; the Member provides no services for which he makes any charge or where payment is made to the company)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Partner (with wife), Lillycombe Farm Partnership (an unincorporated farming enterprise)

4: Shareholdings (a)

John Lytton & Co Ltd, Chartered Surveyors (see category 1)

Lillycombe Estate Ltd (sporting interests in Somerset) (controlling interest; owned jointly with wife; see category 1))

5: Land and property

Dwelling house in West Sussex, occupied as principal residence with parts let to residential tenants and to a lodger, from whom rental income is received

Co-owner (with wife) of rural estates in Somerset and Sussex including farm and woodland, let business and residential accommodation, holiday lets, mobile phone masts, wayleaves, sporting interests and a private toll road; trustee of associated family trusts

Residual interests qua Lord of the Manor of several manors in Surrey, West Sussex and Somerset

9: Miscellaneous financial interests

Copyrights to certain manuscripts in public ownership, including the Wentworth Bequest, British Library

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, South of England Agricultural Society Company (charitable company) (see category 10(e))

10: Non-financial interests (c)

President, Institute for Heraldic and Genealogical Studies

Vice Chancellor, Society of Professional Engineers

President (a) Newstead Abbey (Notts) Byron Society and (b) Messolonghi (Greece) Byron Society and Vice President, Byron Society (London)

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Chairman, Horsham Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Commissioner, RICS Land and Society Commission (think tank looking at localism and community ownership/management of property assets)

Chairman, Rights of Way Review Committee (a national forum which considers aspects of the law and practice on public rights of way)

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee and Council member, South of England Agricultural Society (operator of a showground at Ardingly, West Sussex), and chairman of one of its committees

President, National Association of Local Councils (national body for parish, town and neighbourhood councils)

President, Sussex Associations of Local Councils (East and West Sussex joint county associations of parish and town councils)