Lord Whitty

Lord Whitty

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Whitty


John Whitty



Joined the Lords

21 October 1996

Contact details

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


UK Parliament

Post Date
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Food, Farming and Sustainable Energy) 2003-05
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 2001-03
Committee House Date
EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy Lords 2012-
EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection Lords 2010-12
EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market Lords 2007-10
Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2007-07
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I Lords 2005-06

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Vice President Local Government Association 2006-
European Coordinator Labour Party 1994-97
General Secretary Labour Party 1985-94

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chair Cofely (London) 2006-11
Research Officer GMWU 1973-85
Assistant Secretary Trades Union Congress 1970-73
Civil Servant Civil Service 1965-70

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chair Road Safety Foundation 2014-
Chair Chesshire Lehmann Fund 2009-
Non Executive Director Environment Agency 2006-12
Chair National Consumer Council/ Consumer Focus 2006-10
Director OFWAT Board 2005-06

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Employment and training
Energy and environment
Housing and planning
Consumer affairs
Northern Ireland
South West

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Payment for producing a report on Housing for GMB trade union 2014 (4 August 2014)
  • 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
    • Board Member, Smith Institute
    • Vice President, Environmental Protection UK
    • Chair, Road Safety Foundation