Lord Lee of Trafford

John Lee

John Lee


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Lee

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3949


Electoral history

Contested Manchester Moss-side October 1974. MP (Conservative) for Nelson and Colne 1979-83, for Pendle 1983-92. Contested Pendle 1992 general election

Parliamentary career

PPS to: Kenneth Baker as Minister of State for Industry 1981-83, Cecil Parkinson as Secretary of State for Industry 1983; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Ministry of Defence 1983-86, Department of Employment 1986-89; Minister for Tourism 1987-89

Lords career

Liberal Democrat: Spokesperson for: Trade and Industry 2006-07, Culture, Media and Sport (Tourism) 2006-10, Defence 2007-10, Whip 2007-10

Councils, public bodies

Chair, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions 1990-; Member, English Tourist Board 1992-99; Chair: Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester 1992-99, Christie Hospital NHS Trust 1992-98; DL, Greater Manchester 1995; High Sheriff, Greater Manchester 1998-99

Political interests

Defence, tourism, trade and industry, investment

Countries of interest


Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Lee of Trafford, of Bowdon in the County of Cheshire 2006

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Chairman, Wellington Market Company plc (operators of traditional markets)

Director, Emerson Developments (Holdings) Ltd (property development & investment)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chairman, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

Monthly "My Portfolio" column for Financial Times

4: Shareholdings (b)

Concurrent Technologies plc (software, e-business solutions)

THB (insurance)

Dairy Crest Group plc (dairy products)

Smiths News plc (newspaper and magazine wholesaler)

BBA Aviation plc (airport/aircraft services)

Capital Pub Company plc (public houses)

Christie Group plc (business & leisure industry services)

Cable & Wireless Communications plc (telecommunications)

Cable & Wireless Worldwide (telecommunications)

Delcam plc (software)

Fenner plc (conveyor belt manufacturer)

James Fisher & Sons (marine services)

Gooch & Housego plc (acousto-optic/laser manufacturer)

Interior Services (fitting out specialist)

Northbridge Industrial Services plc (hirer of power supply equipment)

Nichols plc (soft drinks supplier)

Pochin's plc (property investment & construction industry services)

Park Group (cash savings schemes operations)

PZ Cussons plc (toiletries/cosmetics)

Quarto Group Inc (international publishers)

S&U plc (short term loan specialist)

FW Thorpe plc (lighting products)

Treatt plc (flavour & fragrances)

Titon Holdings plc (ventilation systems)

United Drug plc (pharmaceuticals)

Wellington Market Company plc (operations of traditional markets)

Wynnstay Group plc (agricultural industry supplies/retailer)

Balfour Beatty plc (engineering, construction and service skills)

Brulines Ltd (real-time monitoring systems and data management for leisure and forecourt services sectors)

8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Gift from Apollo Cinemas of a complimentary pass valid for two tickets once a week for a year

Guest with wife of American Express at Wimbledon 2011 Finals; tickets, hospitality and accommodation

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Governor and Chairman of Trustees, Withington Girls School

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Vice President, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Lee Bakirgian Family Trust (charity)