John Lee, Baron Lee of Trafford
The Lord Lee of Trafford
|Member of the House of Lords|
|Assumed office |
26 May 2006
|Member of Parliament |
9 June 1983 – 16 March 1992
|Preceded by||Constituency created|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Prentice|
|Member of Parliament|
for Nelson and Colne
3 May 1979 – 9 June 1983
|Preceded by||Doug Hoyle|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Born||21 June 1942|
Manchester, United Kingdom
|Political party||Liberal Democrat|
In October 1974, he contested Manchester Moss Side, but was beaten by Labour's Frank Hatton. He was Conservative MP for Nelson and Colne from 1979 to 1983, and then for Pendle from 1983, until he lost his seat in 1992, to Gordon Prentice from Labour.
From 1983 to 1986, he served as junior minister for Defence Procurement, and then for Employment from 1986 to 1989, being Minister for Tourism from 1987 to 1989. In 1999, he became a non executive director, and a member of the board of the Emerson Group.
He has been chairman of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, the major trade body, since 1990. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, and was High Sheriff of Greater Manchester in 1998. He was previously chairman of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, and the council of the National Youth Agency.
He was formerly a member of the English Tourist Board, and vice chairman of the North West Conciliation Committee of the Race Relations Board.
House of Lords
In May 2001, he left the Conservatives and joined the Liberal Democrats, and was made a life peer as Baron Lee of Trafford, of Bowden in the County of Cheshire, on 26 May 2006. From 2007 to 2012, he served as a Whip for the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. In February 2012, he vowed to resign, in protest of the House of Lords Reform Bill making its way into the Queen's Speech.
In December 2013, he released his "financial autobiography" How to Make a Million – Slowly: Guiding Principles From a Lifetime Investing.
- "Lord Lee of Trafford". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
- "Emerson Group Company Profile" (PDF). Emerson Group. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "No. 57997". The London Gazette. 1 June 2006. p. 7521.
- "Liberal Democrat peers split on Lords reform". www.telegraph.co.uk. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
- "Every Investor". Every Investor. 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
- "Lord Lee: The Careful Investor". Peer2Peer Finance News. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- "Patrons, trustees and staff". Museum of Richmond. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1992
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Nelson and Colne
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Pendle