Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

Jack McConnell

Jack McConnell



Address as

Lord McConnell

Contact details


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


Electoral history

Contested Perth and Kinross 1987 general election

Party groups

Member, Labour Scottish Executive 1989-92; General Secretary, Scottish Labour Party 1992-98; Leader, Labour Party in the Scottish Parliament 2001-07

Councils, public bodies

Stirling District Council: Councillor 1984-93, Treasurer 1988-92, Council leader 1990-92; Member: Scottish Constitutional Convention 1989-98, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities 1990-92

International bodies

Member: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Europe 1999-2001, EU Committee of the Regions 2000-07; President, European Regions with Legislative Power 2004; Board Member, UK-Japan 21st Century Group 2010-

Political interests

Education, economic policy, international development, conflict and peacebuilding

Countries of interest

China, EU, Japan, Malawi, Rwanda, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron McConnell of Glenscorrodale, of the Isle of Arran in Ayrshire and Arran 2010

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Non-executive Director, DCM (Optical Holdings) Ltd (dispensing opticians)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Consultant and Visiting Professor, Dubrovnik International University, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Member, Advisory Board, PricewaterhouseCoopers

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin

Board Member, UK-Japan 21st Century Group

Chair of Board, Radio Clyde Cash for Kids (children's charity linked to Radio Clyde)