Lord Woolmer of Leeds

Kenneth Woolmer

Kenneth Woolmer



Address as

Lord Woolmer

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8520


Electoral history

MP (Labour) for Batley and Morley 1979-83. Contested Batley and Spen (Labour) 1983 and 1987 general elections

Parliamentary career

Frontbench Opposition Spokesperson for: Trade, Aviation, Shipping, Film Industry 1981-82, Prices and Consumer Protection 1982

Lords career

Chair Yorkshire and Humber Regional Peers Group 2002-09

Councils, public bodies

Leeds County Borough Council: Councillor 1970-74, Deputy Leader 1972-74; Councillor, Leeds Metropolitan District Council 1973-78; West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council: Councillor 1973-80, Deputy Leader 1973-75, Leader 1975-77, Leader of the Opposition 1977-79; Chair: Planning and Transportation Committee of Association of Metropolitan Authorities 1974-77, Regional Energy Forum, Yorkshire Forward 2001-04

Political interests

Energy, financial markets

Countries of interest

China, EU accession states, India, Japan

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Woolmer of Leeds, of Leeds in the County of West Yorkshire 1999

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chair of Governors, Leeds Metropolitan University

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member, International Advisory Board, White Rose East Asia Centre

Chair, Leeds Metropolitan Enterprises Ltd (LMUEL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leeds Metropolitan University)