Lord Prescott

John Prescott

John Prescott



Address as

Lord Prescott

Contact details


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


Electoral history

Contested Southport 1966 general election. MP (Labour) for Kingston-upon-Hull East 1970-83, for Hull East 1983-2010

Parliamentary career

PPS to Peter Shore as Secretary of State for Trade 1974-76; Opposition Spokesperson for: Transport 1979-81, Regional Affairs and Devolution 1981-83; Member Shadow Cabinet 1983-97: Shadow Secretary of State for: Transport 1983-84, Employment 1984-87, Energy 1987-89, Transport 1988-93, Employment 1993-94; Deputy Prime Minister 1997-2007; Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions 1997-2001; First Secretary of State 2001-07

Party groups

Deputy Leader: Labour Party 1994-2007, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1997-2007; Contested Labour Party treasurer 2010

International bodies

Member, Council of Europe 1972-75; Delegate, EEC Parliamentary 1975; Leader: Labour Party Delegation to European Parliament 1976-79, UK Delegation Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe/Western European Union 2007-

Countries of interest


Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Prescott, of Kingston upon Hull in the County of East Yorkshire 2010

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Fee received from After Dinner Speakers and Comedians Ltd (20 May 2011) as payment for a speech at the RICS West Midlands Faculty Dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Birmingham

Fee received from Saturday Night With Miriam, RTE 1 (30 July 2011) as payment for appearance on the Saturday Night With Miriam television show on 30 July 2011; travel costs and hotel accommodation were also paid for by the show

Fee received from Green Inc Film & Television Ltd (14 September 2011) as payment for taking part in a television programme entitled ‘Ask Rhod Gilbert’; return flights to and from Glasgow were also paid for by Green Inc Film & Television Ltd

Fee received from Avalon Television Ltd (7 October 2011) as payment for appearing on ‘The Sunday Night Show’

Fee received from Nordex UK Ltd (25 October 2011) as payment for a speech to their members in Manchester; hotel accommodation and travel costs were also paid by Nordex UK Ltd

Fee received from BBC (6 October 2011) as payment for an appearance on "This Week"

Fee received from University of the West of England (24 November 2011) as payment for a speech to the 12th Bristol Planning Law & Policy Conference, hosted by the University of the West of England; train fares and hotel accommodation were also paid for by the University

Fee received from Hat Trick Productions Ltd (10 January 2012) as payment for an appearance on "Room 101" television show on BBC

Fee received from Civica plc (25 January 2012) as payment for taking part in a panel discussion at a conference hosted by Civica at the Manchester International Conference Centre, Manchester; travel expenses were also paid for by Civica plc

Fee received from Confederation of Passenger Transport (26 January 2012) as payment for giving a speech at the Confederation of Passenger Transport Association dinner at the Hilton Hotel in London; travel expenses were also paid for by Confederation of Passenger Transport

Fee received from BBC (27 February 2011) as payment for an appearance on "Top Gear"

Fee received from International Business Events Ltd (1 March 2011), for taking part in a panel discussion entitled "Beyond Mexico: the political prospects for climate change" at the Ecobuild 2011 Conference at ExCeL London, the international exhibition and convention centre

Fee received from NCJ Media Limited (14 April 2011) as payment for a speech to the Newcastle Chronicle & Journal North East Business Regional Final Award Dinner

Fee received from ITV Studios Limited (22 April 2011) as payment for taking part in the "Piers Morgan Life Stories" television show

7: Overseas visits

Visit to St Petersburg, Russia, 29-31 May 2011, to give a speech at the Annual Conference of Landmark Wholesale Ltd in St Petersburg; fee, travel expenses and accommodation were paid by Landmark Wholesale Ltd

Visit to Oslo, Norway, 15-16 June 2011, to deliver a keynote speech at The Bellona Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Conference; fee, flights, hotel accommodation and transfers were paid by NMP Live Ltd

Visit to Beijing, China, 24-26 June 2011, to attend a Summit given by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE); flights, accommodation and transfers were paid by CCIEE

Visit to Shanghai, China, 8–14 July 2011, at the invitation of Nottingham University, to be awarded an honorary degree from Ningbo University; He gave the following speeches: the key note at the opening session of the 8th Annual Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility in Ningbo hosted by the International Centre for CSR of the University of Nottingham Business School; to the Second Ningbo-Nottingham International Finance Forum; to the 2011 Chevening Chinese Young Leaders Training Programme and the keynote to the EU-China Civil Society Dialogues Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Production and Consumption organised by CPI/SCCS; flights, accommodation and fee were paid by Nottingham University, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies

Visit to Chongqing, China, 27–30 September 2011, to attend the opening conference launch of a hotel; flights and accommodation paid for by March Publishing Ltd, Cambridgeshire

Visit to Durban, South Africa, 2-7 December 2011, to attend the GLOBE Cape Town Legislators Forum (hosted by the National Assembly of South Africa) and the United Nations Climate Change negotiations (hosted by the Government of South Africa) at the invitation of Global Legislators Organisation; flights, hotel accommodation and expenses were paid by GLOBE International

Visit to Delhi, India, 1-4 February 2012, to speak at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012; flights, transfers, hotel accommodation and subsistence paid for by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Board Member, Hull Kingston Rovers Rugby League Club