Lord Risby

Richard Spring

Richard Spring



Address as

Lord Risby

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8996


Electoral history

Contested (Conservative) Ashton-Under-Lyne 1983 general election. MP for Bury St Edmunds 1992-97, for West Suffolk 1997-2010

Parliamentary career

PPS to: Sir Patrick Mayhew as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1994-95, Tim Eggar as Minister for Trade and Industry 1995-96, Nicholas Soames and James Arbuthnot as Ministers of State, Ministry of Defence 1996-97; Opposition Spokesperson for: Culture, Media and Sport November 1997-2000, Foreign Affairs 2000-04; Shadow Minister for the Treasury 2004-05

Party groups

Various offices in Westminster Conservative Association 1976-87, including CPC Chair 1990; Vice-chair: Conservative Industrial Fund 1993-96, Conservative Party (Business) 2005-10

Select committees

Member: Northern Ireland Affairs 1995-97, Health 1995-96, Deregulation 1997, Home Affairs 2006-07

International bodies

Governer, Westminster Foundation for Democracy 2001-10; Chairman, British-Ukrainian Society 2007-

Political interests

Treasury, small business, foreign affairs

Countries of interest

China, Europe, Middle East, Pacific Rim, South Africa, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Risby, of Haverhill in the County of Suffolk 2010

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Adviser, Malabar Capital SA (investment fund)

Strategic Consultant, Spadi Trading Ltd (agricultural development)

5: Land and property

Flat in London SW1 (basement of Member's house) from which rental income is received

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Cairo, 12-15 January 2012, under the auspices of the Conservative Middle East Council; cost of air fare, hotels, local transport and meals met by Conservative Middle East Council

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Deputy Chairman, Small Business Bureau Limited

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chairman, British Ukrainian Society