Lord Skelmersdale

Lord Skelmersdale

Full title

The Lord Skelmersdale


Roger Bootle-Wilbraham



Joined the Lords

8 July 1974

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2450 Fax: 020 7219 5861


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 2014-
Leader's Group on Working Practices Lords 2010-11
Communications Committee (L) Lords 2010-14
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 1997-00
EU Sub-Committee B Lords 1996-03
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) Lords 1992-04
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 1981-88
EU Sub-Committee G Lords 1975-81

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
President Taunton Deane Conservative Association 2011-

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Director Broadleigh Nurseries Ltd 1991-
Managing Director Broadleigh Nurseries Ltd 1973-81
Volunteer (Zambia) Voluntary Service Overseas 1969-71

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Deputy Speaker House of Lords 2011-
President Somerset Contract Bridge Association 2007-
Trustee Hestercombe Gardens Trust 2001-08
Deputy Speaker House of Lords 1994-03
Chairman of Council The Stroke Association 1993-03
Governor Castle School Taunton 1992-96
President Somerset Opera 1980-
President Somerset Wildlife Trust 1980-13
Vice Chairman Council for Environmental Conservation 1979-81
President British Naturalists Association 1979-95

Member's focus

Energy and environment
Social security and pensions
Social services
Outer Hebrides
West Country

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Broadleigh Nurseries Ltd
  • 5: Land and property

    • A small number of ground rents in Lancashire
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • As a member of the Lords and Commons Cigar Club I receive regular hospitality and invitations to events during the course of the calendar year which together amount to more than £140 and all of which are paid for by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, Somerset Opera