Lord Wallace of Tankerness

Jim Wallace

Jim Wallace


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Wallace

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3526


Electoral history

Contested Dumfries 1979 general election. MP for Orkney and Shetland 1983-2001 (Liberal 1983-88, Liberal Democrat 1988-2001)

Lords career

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Justice 2009-10, Scotland 2009-10, Equality Bill 2009-10; Advocate General for Scotland 2010-; Government Spokesperson for: Scotland 2010-, Wales 2010-, Attorney General's Office 2010-

Party groups

Member, Scottish Liberal Party Executive 1976-85; Vice-chair (Policy), Scottish Liberal Party 1982-85; Hon. President, Scottish Young Liberals 1984-85; Leader, Scottish Liberal Democrats 1992-2005

Councils, public bodies

Member: Scottish Office Consultative Steering Group on Scottish Parliament 1998, Commission on Scottish Devolution 2008-09

Political interests

Constitutional reform, Scottish home rule and federalism, Scottish law, rural development, energy conservation, shipping, Amnesty International, renewable energy

Countries of interest

China, New Zealand, Norway, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Wallace of Tankerness, of Tankerness in Orkney 2007

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

In receipt of ministerial salary

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Board Member, St Magnus Festival Ltd

Member, Faculty of Advocates