Lords to watch

CaSE has drawn up a list of those Lords with an interest or background in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) in Parliament. We are currently working with many of these Lords and urging them to engage with science and engineering issues. If you wish to give us any feedback on the list please get in touch.

For a glossary of terms see the bottom of the page.

Name STEM Background/Interest Party
Lord Adebowale Science interest Crossbencher
Lord Alderdice Member, APPG on Medical Research Liberal Democrat
Lady Andrews Fellow of the Science Policy Research Unit Labour Party
Lord Armstrong Science interest Crossbencher
Lord Ashdown Former science spokesperson Liberal Democrats
Earl Attlee Engineering interest Conservative Party
Lord Avebury Trained as an engineer/ran a computer company Liberal Democrats
Lord Baker of Dorking Technology interest Conservative Party
Earl Baldwin Former member of Lord S&T Committee Crossbencher
Lord Berkeley Former civil engineer Labour Party
Lord Bhattacharyya Former member of the Science and Technology Council Labour Party
Lord Birt Engineering HE Crossbencher
Lord Bishop of Chester Chemistry HE Bishop
Baroness Blackstone Former science spokesperson Labour Party
Lord Blackwell Natural Sciences HE Conservative Party
Lord Broers Member of Lord S&T Commitee Crossbencher
Lord Brooke Former PUSS to the Science Minister Conservative Party
Lord Brookman Member, APPG on Engineering Labour Party
Lord Browne Physics HE Crossbencher
Lord Cameron Member, APPG on Science and Technology in Agriculture Crossbencher
Lord Carter Former Communications Minister Labour Party
Lord Chidgey Engineering interest Liberal Democrats
Lord Chorley Natural sciences HE Crossbencher
Lord Cobbold Science interest Crossbencher
Lord Colwyn Former member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Cope Member, APPG on Engineering Conservative Party
Lord Craig Science interest Crossbencher
Lord Crickhowell Member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Cunningham Member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Darzi Former Health Minister Labour Party
Lord Davies Member, APPG on Scientific Research in Learning and Education; Member, APPG on Medical Research Labour/Co-Operative Party
Lord Desai Former member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Dholakia Technology HE Liberal Democrats
Lord Dixon-Smith Member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Drayson Former Science Minister Labour Party
Viscount Eccles Shareholding in Chamberlin plc (foundry and engineering group) Conservative Party
Lord Elis-Thomas Former member of Lord S&T Committee Plaid Cymru
Baroness Emerton Technology HE Crossbencher
Lord Erroll Former member of POST Crossbencher
Baroness Falkender Member, APPG on Medical Research Labour Party
Lady Finlay Former member of Lord S&T Committee Crossbencher
Baroness Gale Vice-Chair, APPG Women in Science, Engineering and Design Labour Party
Lord Garel-Jones Member, APPG on Scientific Research in Learning and Education; Conservative Party
Lord Gavron Shareholdings in GKN plc (technology and engineering) and IMI plc (industrial engineering) Labour Party
Lord Geddes Former member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Baroness Gibson Former National Secretary, Manufacturing Science and Finance Union Labour Party
Lord Gordon Member, APPG on Engineering; Shareholding in Weir Group (engineering) Labour Party
Lady Greenfield Science interest Crossbencher
Lady Greengross Member, APPG on Scientific Research in Learning and Education Crossbencher
Lord Greenway Chairman, Trustees of Memorial Fund of Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Crossbencher
Lord Hannay Shareholding in Weir Group (engineering) Crossbencher
Lord Harries Chairman, Lords Select Committee on stem cell research and an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences Crossbencher
Lord Harris Former member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Harrison Science interest Labour Party
Lord Haskel Former member of Lord S&T Committee/On Board of POST Labour Party
Lord Haskins Vice-chair, APPG on Science and Technology in Agriculture Crossbencher
Lord Hattersley Former science spokesperson Labour Party
Lord Henley Former Minister with responsibilities for Science, evidence and research Conservative Party
Lady Hilton Member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lady Hogg Former member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Hollick Former member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Howard Shareholding in Rolls-Royce Group plc (engineering) Conservative Party
Lord Howarth Former PUSS, Science and Education Labour Party
Lord Howie Science interest Labour Party
Lord Hunt Former member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Hunt Former SOS for Employment and Minister for Public Service and Science Conservative Party
Lord Hunt Member, APPG on Life Sciences; Member, APPG on Medical Research Labour Party
Lord Jenkin President, Foundation for Science and Technology; Member, APPG on Scientific Research in Learning and Education; Conservative Party
Lady Jones Science interest Labour Party
Lord Jones Former science spokesperson Liberal Democrats
Lord Jones Senior Adviser, Babcock International Group plc (engineering support services) Crossbencher
Lord Jopling Former member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Jordan Former President of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union Labour Party
Lord Kilclooney Engineering interest Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
Lord Krebs Member of Lord S&T Committee (Chair) Crossbencher
Lord Levene Science interest Crossbencher
Lord Lindsay Former member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Liverpool Technology interest Conservative Party
Lord Lloyd Council Member, Foundation for Science and Technology Crossbencher
Lord Lloyd-Webber Shareholding in Kentz Corporation Ltd (engineering services) Conservative Party
Lord Lucas Co-opted Member of Lord S&T Committee (for inquiry in STEM in HE) Conservative Party
Lord Macdonald Former maritime engineer Labour Party
Lord Mancroft Member, APPG on Scientific Research in Learning and Education Conservative Party
Lady Masham Former member of Lord S&T Committee Crossbencher
Lord Mawhinney Biology HE Conservative Party
Lord May Sits on CaSE Advisory Council Crossbencher
Lord McColl Former member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Mitchell Former member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Montgomery Engineering HE Crossbencher
Lord Moonie Former science spokesperson Labour/Co-operative Party
Lady Morgan Science interest Labour Party
Lord Moser Science interest Crossbencher
Lady Murphy Former member of Lord S&T Committee Crossbencher
Lady Neuberger Member of Lord S&T Committee Liberal Democrats
Lady Neville-Jones Former Security Minister with responsibility for Home Office science Conservative Party
Lady Nicholson Technology interest Liberal Democrats
Lady Noakes Shareholding in Smith & Nephew plc (engineering) Conservative Party
Lady O’Cathain President, Agricultural sector of BAAS Conservative Party
Lady O’Neill Council Member, Foundation for Science and Technology Crossbencher
Lord O’Neill Member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Oxburgh Former Chief Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Defence Crossbencher
Lord Patel Member of Lord S&T Committee Crossbencher
Lord Patel Member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Patten Former Minister for Education and Science Conservative Party
Lord Paul Engineering HE Crossbencher
Lady Perry Member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Peston Former Energy, education and science spokesperson Labour Party
Lord Ponsonby Former member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Puttnam Founding Chair of NESTA and a Trustee of the Science Museum. Labour Party
Lord Quirk Former member of Lord S&T Committee Crossbencher
Lord Razzall Co-Chair of LD Business, Innovation & Science backbench committee Liberal Democrats
Lord Rea Member, APPG on Scientific Research in Learning and Education; Member, APPG on Medical Research Labour Party
Lord Redesdale Former member of Lord S&T Committee Liberal Democrats
Lord Rees Member of Lord S&T Commitee Crossbencher
Lord Renfrew Former member of POST Conservative Party
Lord Robertson Member, APPG on Engineering; Non-executive Director, Weir Group plc (engineering) Labour Party
Lord Rogan Technology HE Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
Lord Rooker Engineering HE Labour
Lord Sawyer Former engineer Labour Party
Lord Selborne Member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lady Sharp CaSE Advisory Council Liberal Democrats
Lord Smith Former member of Lord S&T Committee Liberal Democrats
Lord Smith of Kelvin Chairman, Weir Group plc (engineering) Crossbencher
Lord Soley Member, APPG on Scientific Research in Learning and Education Labour Party
Lord Soulsby Former member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Sterling Honorary Fellow, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology Conservative Party
Lord Stevenson Science interest Crossbencher
Lord Stone Science interest Labour Party
Lord Sutherland Former member of Lords S&T Committee Crossbencher
Lord Tanlaw Chairman, Fandstan Electric Group Ltd (private electrical/railway engineering group) Crossbencher
Lord Taverne Trustee on Board of Sense About Science Liberal Democrats
Lord Taylor Former member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Tombs Technology HE Crossbencher
Lord Trefgarne Former President of the Institution of Incorporated Engineers ( Conservative Party
Lord Tugendhat Chairman, Joint Steering Committee for the creation of the UK’s first Academic Health Sciences Centre Conservative Party
Lord Tunnicliffe Maths HE Labour Party
Lord Turnberg Former member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Vallance Former Chairman of BT Liberal Democrats
Lord Vinson Technology interest Conservative Party
Lord Wade Member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lord Waldegrave Former Minister for Public Services and Science Conservative Party
Lady Wall Consultant, Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Labour Party
Lady Walmsley Former member of Lord S&T Committee Liberal Democrats
Lord Walpole Science interest Crossbencher
Lord Walton Former member of Lord S&T Committee Crossbencher
Lord Warner Member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lady Warwick Former member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Whitty Member, APPG on Engineering Labour Party
Lady Wilcox Former member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party
Lady Williams Former Minister for Education and Science Liberal Democrats
Lord Willis Member of Lord S&T Committee Liberal Democrats
Lord Winston Member of Lord S&T Committee Labour Party
Lord Young Former member of Lord S&T Committee Conservative Party

 

Glossary

APPG – All-Party Parliamentary Group
HE – Higher Education
POST – Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology
PUSS – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
S&T – Science and Technology
SOS – Secretary of State




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