Lord Sewel

John Sewel

John Sewel

Party

Labour

Address as

Lord Sewel

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3217
sewelj@parliament.uk

Biography

Lords career

Opposition Spokesperson for Scotland 1996-97; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (Minister for Agriculture, the Environment and Fisheries) 1997-99; Opposition Spokesperson for Scotland 2010

Councils, public bodies

Aberdeen City Council: Councillor 1974-84, Leader 1977-80; President, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities 1982-84; Member: Accounts Commission for Scotland 1987-97, Scottish Constitutional Commission 1994-95

International bodies

UK representative to NATO Parliamentary Assembly 1999-2002, 2005-; Chair, NATO Sub-Committee Transatlantic Economic Relations 2006-

Political interests

Scotland, higher education, Europe, constitutional affairs

Countries of interest

Central and Eastern Europe

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Sewel, of Gilcomstoun in the District of the City of Aberdeen 1996

Register of Interests

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Croatia, 13-15 June 2011, with All Party Parliamentary Group on Croatia, to discuss EU membership with Croatian parliamentarians; cost of accommodation and subsistence met by Government of Croatia