Lord Touhig

Don Touhig

Don Touhig



Address as

Lord Touhig

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 7248


Electoral history

Contested Richmond and Barnes 1992 general election. MP for Islwyn 16 February 1995 by-election to 2010

Parliamentary career

Public Interest Disclosure (Private Member's Bill) 1995; PPS to Gordon Brown as Chancellor of the Exchequer 1997-99; Assistant Government Whip 1999-2001; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office 2001-05; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Veterans, Ministry of Defence 2005-06; Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority 2009-10

Party groups

Member: Labour Leadership Campaign Team (responsible for Devolution in Wales) 1996-97, Co-Operative Party; Chair Co-operative Party Parliamentary Group 1999, 2010

Select committees

Member: European Standing Committee B 1995-96, Welsh Affairs 1996-97, Public Accounts 2006-10, Liaison 2009-10; Chair: Members' Allowances 2009-10

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Gwent County Council 1973-95: Chair, Finance Committee 1992-94

Political interests

Treasury, employment, health, education, local and regional government

Countries of interest


Name, style and title

Raised to peerage as Baron Touhig, of Islwyn and Glansychan in the County of Gwent 2010

Register of Interests

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Paris, 5-6 October, for a Franco-British Council and Royal United Services Institute joint seminar on defence cooperation; travel and accommodation costs met by Franco-British Council