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Rt. Hon. Lord John WAKEHAM

Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords

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.


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.


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

Garrick Club.


  • Other Interests

    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).