Richard Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Worcester

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The Lord Faulkner of Worcester
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Richard Oliver Faulkner

(1946-03-22) 22 March 1946 (age 73)
Manchester, England
EducationMerchant Taylors' School, Northwood
Alma materWorcester College, Oxford
Political partyLabour
Susan Heyes (m. 1968)
Parent(s)Harold Ewart and Mabel Faulkner
RelativesDavid Faulkner (brother)

Richard Oliver Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Worcester (born 22 March 1946) is a Labour Party politician and life peer.


Faulkner was born on 22 March 1946 in Manchester, England. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood, an all-boys independent school. He studied philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at Worcester College, Oxford. He worked as a researcher and journalist for the Labour Party since when he has been active in politics. He was an unpaid communications advisor to the Leader of the Labour Party in the 1987, 1992 and 1997 general elections.

He contested Devizes for the Labour Party in the 1970 election and then again in February 1974 election. He contested Monmouth for the Labour Party in the October 1974 election and Huddersfield West for the Labour Party in the 1979 election.[1]

He was raised to the peerage in 1999, as Baron Faulkner of Worcester, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton.[1][2] He has served on a number of parliamentary committees, and lists his political interests as transport, sport, human rights, smoking and health, and sex equality.[1] He is Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Industrial Heritage.[3] He is the UK trade envoy to Taiwan.[4][5][6] Lord Faulkner chairs the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.[7]

Lord Faulkner is married to Susan (née Heyes), with whom he has two daughters. His brother is the civil servant David Faulkner.

Books and publications[edit]

  • Faulkner, R. and Austin, C. (2012). Holding the Line: How Britain's Railways Were Saved. Oxford Publishing Company
  • Faulkner, R. and Austin, C. (2015). Disconnected! Broken Links in Britain's Rail Policy. Oxford Publishing Company


  1. ^ a b c "Lord Faulkner of Worcester". Parliament of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
  2. ^ "No. 55558". The London Gazette. 20 July 1999. p. 7817.
  3. ^ "Register Of All-Party Parliamentary Groups [as at 29 March 2017]". Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Trade envoys - GOV.UK".
  5. ^ "U.K. seeking to strengthen trade ties with Taiwan: outgoing envoy - Politics - FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS".
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  7. ^ "Register of interests". Retrieved 24 April 2019.

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