Lord Bassam of Brighton

Lord Bassam of Brighton's full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Bassam of Brighton. His name is John Steven Bassam, and he is a current member of the House of Lords.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Lord Bassam of Brighton, including posts and roles held.

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Government posts

Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)
HM Household
5 October 2008 - 6 May 2010
Lords in Waiting (HM Household)
HM Household
7 June 2001 - 5 October 2008

Other posts

Deputy Speaker (Lords)
18 December 2008 - 24 January 2018
Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords)
7 October 2008 - 24 January 2018

Opposition posts

Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Net Zero)
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
21 February 2023 - 26 October 2023
Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
14 May 2020 - 20 February 2023
Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade)
Department for International Trade
15 April 2020 - 20 February 2023
Shadow Spokesperson (Further & Higher Education)
Department for Education
25 March 2019 - 17 May 2021
Shadow Chief Whip (Lords)
Whips Office (Lords)
12 May 2010 - 24 January 2018

Committee memberships