Lord Mayhew of Twysden

Lord Mayhew of Twysden

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Mayhew of Twysden QC


Patrick Mayhew



Joined the Lords

12 June 1997

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5858
Fax: 020 7219 0587


UK Parliament

Post Date
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1992-97
Attorney General (Law Officers) 1987-92
Solicitor-General 1983-87
Minister of State (Home Office) 1981-83
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) 1979-81
Committee House Date
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (L) Lords 2009-14
Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2009-09
Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2004-05
EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions Lords 2003-05
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (L) Lords 2002-04
EU Sub-Committee E Lords 2001-03
Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) Lords 1999-03
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (L) Lords 1998-01
Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) Lords 1997-99
Privileges Commons 1987-92
Privileges Commons 1987-87
Constituency Date
Tunbridge Wells 1983-97
Royal Tunbridge Wells 1974-83

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Queen's Counsel Bar of England and Wales 1972-
Barrister Bar of England and Wales 1955-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Deputy Lieutenant Kent 2001-
Chairman Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on Business Appointments 1999-05

Member's focus

Crime, civil law, justice and rights
Northern Ireland
Parliament, government and politics.
Northern Ireland.

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, General Council of Bar of England and Wales (retired; non-practising)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Cottage in Kent from which rental income is received
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, Support Kent Schools Ltd (a company founded in 1998 to support and promote education standards in Kent schools and in particular to work for the preservation of a selective education system in the county)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Bencher, Middle Temple
    • Kent Ambassador (to promote interests of County of Kent)
    • President, West Kent College of Further Education
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, St Paul's Trust Centre, Liverpool (maritime youth training)
    • President, Hospice in the Weald, Kent
    • President, Weald District Scouts Council (Kent)
    • Vice President, Marden Fruit Show