Baroness Byford

Hazel Byford

Hazel Byford



Address as

Baroness Byford

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3095


Lords career

Opposition Whip 1997-98; Opposition Spokesperson for: Agriculture December 1998-2002, Environment 1998-2003, Food, Farming and Rural Affairs 1998-2007

Party groups

Chairman, National Committee, Conservative Women 1990-93; President, National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations 1996-97

Councils, public bodies

Member: Transport Users' Consultative Committee 1989-94, Rail Users' Consultative Committee 1994-95; Associate member, Royal Agricultural Society 2003-

Political interests

Agriculture, countryside and rural issues

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Byford, of Rothley in the County of Leicestershire 1996

Register of Interests

4: Shareholdings (b)

Aberdeen Global Equity Fund

Barclays plc (banking)

BP plc (oil)

British American Tobacco plc

BHP Billiton (global resources)

Bank of Montreal

Croda International plc (speciality chemicals)

Diageo (drinks)

Experian plc (credit information)

Galliford Try plc (homes)

Electra Private Equity Trust

General Electric Company (USA)

HSBC plc (banking)

GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceuticals)

Reckitt Benckiser plc (personal care)

Rio Tinto plc (mining)

Royal Dutch Shell plc (oil & gas)

Standard Chartered Bank plc

Tesco plc

Toronto Dominion Bank

Unilever plc (domestic products)

WestPac Banking Corporation

Prudential plc (financial services)

5: Land and property

Two cottages in Leicestershire, from which rental income is received

Six houses in Suffolk, from which rental income is received

Farm in Suffolk and house in Southwold (no rental income)

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member of Court, University of Leicester

Member of Court, University of Lincoln

President, St Leonard's School, St Andrews, Scotland

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Leicestershire Clubs for Young People

President, Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)