Lord Wakeham

John Wakeham

John Wakeham



Address as

Lord Wakeham

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3162
Fax: 020 7219 6807


Electoral history

Contested Coventry East 1966 and Putney 1970 general elections. MP (Conservative) for Maldon 1974-83, for South Colchester and Maldon 1983-92

Parliamentary career

Assistant Government Whip 1979-81; Government Whip 1981; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Industry 1981-82; Minister of State, HM Treasury 1982-83; Government Chief Whip 1983-87; Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons 1987-88; Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 1988-89; Secretary of State for Energy 1989-92; Given additional responsibility for co-ordinating the development and presentation of Government policies 1990-92

Lords career

Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords 1992-94

Councils, public bodies

JP, Inner London 1972; DL, Hampshire 1997; Chair, Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords 1999

Political interests

Economic affairs, energy, reform of the constitution

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Wakeham, of Maldon in the County of Essex 1992

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Director, Genner Securities Ltd (family-owned investment company)

Director, Genner Farms Ltd (family-owned company)

Director, Genner Holdings Ltd (family-owned investment company)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member, Advisory Board, LEK Consulting

Chartered Accountant (retired)

4: Shareholdings (a)

Genner Securities Ltd, owned jointly with family

Genner Holdings Ltd, owned jointly with family

Genner Farms Ltd, owned jointly with family

8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Visit to Cheltenham Races, 18 March 2011, as guest of Channel 4 TV

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Chancellor, Brunel University

President, Cothill Educational Trust

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, HMS Warrior 1860

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Governor, Sutton's Hospital, Charterhouse

Vice President, Alexandra Rose Charities

Trustee, Carlton Club