Marquess of Lothian

Marquess of Lothian

Full title

The Most Hon. the Marquess of Lothian QC


Michael Kerr



Joined the Lords

22 November 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Shadow Secretary of State 2005-05
Shadow Secretary of State 2003-05
Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party 2001-05
Shadow Secretary of State 2001-03
Party Chair, Conservative Party 1998-01
Without portfolio 1998-01
Deputy Chair, Conservative Party 1998-98
Shadow Secretary of State 1997-98
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) 1993-94
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scottish Office) 1983-87
Committee House Date
Joint Committee on Security Lords 2010-11
Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) Lords 2010-
Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) Commons 2006-10
Public Accounts Committee Commons 1992-93
Energy Commons 1979-83
Constituency Date
Devizes 1992-10
Edinburgh South 1979-87
Berwick & East Lothian 1974-74

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Chairman, MEC International Ltd (global advisory and business development firm)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, Faculty of Advocates (non-practising)
    • Partner in a tenanted farm in Scottish Borders
  • 5: Land and property

    • Owner of 6 tenanted farms (4 in Scottish Borders, 2 in Midlothian) from which rental income is received
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Istanbul, 26 & 27 June 2014, to contribute to a conference of the Bosphorus Energy Club; two nights’ accommodation at Grand Tarabya Hotel, Istanbul, paid for by Bosphorus Energy Club
    • Visit to Hammamet, Tunisia, 11-16 November 2014, to Chair Conference on behalf of British Council; hotel costs met by British Council; cost of flights met by Member
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • Attended conference of Inter Action Council at Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, Newport, Wales, 19-20 October 2014; accommodation paid for by Council, travel costs met by Member
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust, Oxford Foundation