Lord Mayhew of Twysden

Patrick Mayhew

Patrick Mayhew



Address as

Lord Mayhew

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5858
Fax: 020 7219 2709


Electoral history

Contested (Conservative) Camberwell-Dulwich 1970 general election. MP (Conservative) for Tunbridge Wells 1974-97

Parliamentary career

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Employment 1979-81; Minister of State, Home Office 1981-83; Solicitor-General 1983-87; Attorney General 1987-92; Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1992-97

Party groups

Executive member, Association Conservative Peers 1998-2006

Councils, public bodies

President: West Kent College of Further Education 1997-, National Fruit Show 1999-2007; Chair, Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on Business Appointments 1999-2008; President, Kent Scouts Council 2000-09; Chair, Rochester Cathedral Council 2000-07; DL, Kent 2001

Political interests

Northern Ireland, criminal justice, constitutional matters, defence

Countries of interest

All Arab countries, Iran

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Mayhew of Twysden, of Kilndown in the County of Kent 1997

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member, General Council of Bar of England and Wales (retired; non-practising)

5: Land and property

Cottage in Kent from which rental income is received

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Support Kent Schools Ltd (a company founded in 1998 to support and promote education standards in Kent schools and in particular to work for the preservation of a selective education system in the county)

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Bencher, Middle Temple

Kent Ambassador (to promote interests of County of Kent)

President, West Kent College of Further Education

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, St Paul's Trust Centre, Liverpool (maritime youth training)

President, Hospice in the Weald, Kent

President, Weald District Scouts Council (Kent)

Vice President, Marden Fruit Show