Lord Wharton of Yarm

Lord Wharton of Yarm is a Conservative Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 10 September 2020. His full title is The Lord Wharton of Yarm, and his given name is James Wharton. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 2010.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Lord Wharton of Yarm, including posts and roles held.


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Stockton South
Elected 2 times
6 May 2010 - 3 May 2017

Elections contested

Stockton South
8 June 2017

Government posts

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Development)
Department for International Development
17 July 2016 - 12 June 2017
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Northern Powerhouse)
Department for Communities and Local Government
8 May 2015 - 17 July 2016

House membership

James Wharton
6 May 2010 - 3 May 2017

Committee memberships

Public Accounts Committee
12 July 2010 - 12 November 2012