Lord Whitty

Larry Whitty

Larry Whitty



Address as

Lord Whitty

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3118


Lords career

Government Whip 1997-98; Government Spokesperson for European Affairs, International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Education and Employment 1997-98; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Government Spokesperson: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Minister for Roads and Road Safety) 1998-2001, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-05

Party groups

Labour Party: General Secretary 1985-94, European Co-ordinator 1994-97

Councils, public bodies

Chair, National Consumer Council 2006-08; Member, National Water Regulation Authority (Ofwat) 2006; Non-executive director, Environment Agency 2006-; Chair, Consumer Focus 2008-10

Political interests

Employment, energy, environment, food, Europe, consumers, education

Countries of interest

China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Whitty, of Camberwell in the London Borough of Southwark 1996

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Non-executive Director and Chair of Pensions Committee, Environment Agency

Work on energy matters for Northern Ireland Consumer Council

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Vice President, Local Government Association

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Vice President, Trading Standards Institute

Chair, Housing Voice (campaign to put affordable housing higher up political agenda)

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chair, Lehman-Chesshire Trust (charity)

Member, Advisory Committee, Westminster Sustainable Business Forum