Earl of Lytton

Earl of Lytton

Full title

The Earl of Lytton


John Lytton



Joined the Lords

16 May 2011

Contact details

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

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Information Committee (L) Lords 2012-

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
President National Association of Local Councils 1999-
President Sussex Associations of Local Councils 1998-

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Director John Lytton & Co Ltd 2009-
Chairman RICS Boundaries & Party Walls Professional Panel 2008-
Fellow Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors 1982-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman Rights of Way Review Committee 2012-

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Business, industry and consumers
Communities and families
Energy and environment
Property and construction
Neighbour disputes.
East Sussex
West Sussex

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Director (effectively sole principal), John Lytton & Co Ltd, Chartered Surveyors (all the Member's professional work as a chartered surveyor under this head is done as a sole practitioner trading as a limited company; as such every invoice for work carried out by the Member is paid to the company’s account and not directly to the Member; the Member does no work in a private capacity (i.e. non-professional work) that is paid to this or to any other company)
    • Director (with wife), Lillycombe Estate Ltd (sporting interests in Somerset; the Member provides no services for which he makes any charge or where payment is made to the company)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Partner (with wife), Lillycombe Farm Partnership (an unincorporated farming enterprise)
    • Part-time employee, Lawrence Foote and Partners Ltd (chartered quantity surveyors) (wef 1 June 2014)
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • John Lytton & Co Ltd, Chartered Surveyors (see category 1)
    • Lillycombe Estate Ltd (sporting interests in Somerset) (controlling interest; owned jointly with wife; see category 1))
  • 5: Land and property

    • Dwelling house in West Sussex, occupied as principal residence with parts let to residential tenants and to a lodger, from whom rental income is received
    • Co-owner (with wife) of rural estates in Somerset and Sussex including farm and woodland, let business and residential accommodation, holiday lets, mobile phone masts, wayleaves, sporting interests and a private toll road; trustee of associated family trusts
    • Residual interests qua Lord of the Manor of several manors in Surrey, West Sussex and Somerset
  • 9: Miscellaneous financial interests

    • Copyrights to certain manuscripts in public ownership, including the Wentworth Bequest, British Library
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, South of England Agricultural Society Company (charitable company) (see category 10(e))
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chair of the Industry Consultative Committee, University of West London (linking the university outputs with the construction, engineering, building technology and regulatory world)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • President, Institute for Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
    • Vice Chancellor, Society of Professional Engineers
    • President (a) Newstead Abbey (Notts) Byron Society and (b) Messolonghi (Greece) Byron Society and Vice President, Byron Society (London)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Chairman, Horsham Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    • Commissioner, RICS Land and Society Commission (think tank looking at localism and community ownership/management of property assets)
    • Chairman, Rights of Way Review Committee (a national forum which considers aspects of the law and practice on public rights of way)
    • A Vice President of the Local Government Association
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee and Council member, South of England Agricultural Society (operator of a showground at Ardingly, West Sussex), and chairman of one of its committees
    • A Vice President, National Association of Local Councils (national body for parish, town and neighbourhood councils)
    • President, Sussex Associations of Local Councils (East and West Sussex joint county associations of parish and town councils)