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Rt. Hon. Lord John WAKEHAM

Rt. Hon. Lord John WAKEHAM, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.


  • WAKEHAM, Rt. Hon. Lord John was born on June 22, 1932. Parents: the late Maj. Walter John Wakeham.

  • Education

    • Charterhouse School.


    • Member of Parliament for Maldon, 1974-1983, and for Colchester South and Maldon, 1983-1992. Assistant Government Whip. 1979-1981; Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, 1981.

      Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Industry, 1981-1982. Minister ofState at the Treasury, 198283. Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Government Chief Whip, 198387.

      Lord Privy Seal, 1987-1988. Leader of the House of Commons. 198789; Lord Pres, of the Council, 1988-1989.

      Secretary ofState for Energy, 1989-1992. Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords, since 1992. Chartered Accountant, 1960.

      Former Company Director. Magistrate, Inner London, 1972.


    Party affiliation: Conservative Party


    Clubs: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Buck’s Club; Royal Yacht Squadron. Carlton Club; St. Stephen’s Constitutional Club.

    Garrick Club.



    Farming, sailing, racing, reading. Finance, business, taxation, agriculture, European affairs.


    • Spouse Alison Bridget, Member of the Order of the British Empire (née Ward), 1985. Children: three son (two from previous marriage).
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    Born June 22, 1932