Lord Reid of Cardowan

John Reid

John Reid



Address as

Lord Reid

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8537


Electoral history

MP (Labour) for Motherwell North 1987-97, for Hamilton North and Bellshill 1997-2005, for Airdrie and Shotts 2005-10

Parliamentary career

Deputy Opposition Spokesperson for: Children 1989-90, Defence, Disarmament and Arms Control 1990-97; Shadow Deputy Secretary of State for Defence 1995-97; Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Minister for the Armed Forces) 1997-98; Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Minister for Transport) 1998-99; Secretary of State for: Scotland 1999-2001, Northern Ireland 2001-02; Minister without Portfolio and Party Chair 2002-03; Leader of the House of Commons and President of the Council 2003; Secretary of State for: Health 2003-05, Defence 2005-06, the Home Department (Home Secretary) 2006-07

Party groups

Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 2002-03

Select committees

Chair: Modernisation of the House of Commons 2003

Political interests

Security, foreign affairs, defence, economy

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Reid of Cardowan, of Stepps in Lanarkshire 2010

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Director, G4S Regional Management (UK & Ireland) Limited (security solutions; risk management)

Director, John Reid Advisory Ltd (risk management; homeland security strategy; remuneration for the advisory services given by the Member to the Chertoff Group (strategic/security consultants) is paid to John Reid Advisory Ltd; any income from the Member's speaking engagements, articles etc listed under category 2 is also paid to John Reid Advisory Ltd)

Chairman, Institute for Security and Resilience Studies, University College, London (not-for-profit limited company engaging in academic research)

5: Land and property

Flat in London from which rental income is received

6: Sponsorship

John Reid Advisory Ltd provides the Member with secretarial assistance

8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

The Member and his wife received a seating upgrade from British Airways, one-way on a flight from London to Washington DC; March 2011