Viscount Ridley

Viscount Ridley is a Conservative Excepted Hereditary peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 13 February 2013. His full title is The Viscount Ridley DL, and his given name is Matthew White Ridley.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Viscount Ridley.

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Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Book royalties from HarperCollins
Occasional speaker via Chartwell Partners (for speaking engagements)
Speaking engagement, 3 December 2019, Odyssey Lecture, Brown University, Providence (arranged through Chartwell Speakers' Bureau)
Speaking engagement, 6 November 2019, Musco Centre for Arts, Chapman University, Los Angeles (arranged through Chartwell Speakers' Bureau)

Category 3: Person with significant control of a company (PSC)

Blagdon Farming Limited
Blagdon Nominees 1 Ltd
Blagdon Nominees 2 Ltd
East Carnigill Ltd
Plessey Checks Farming Limited

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

Blagdon Farming Ltd
East Carnigill Ltd (property company)

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

Northern 2 VCT
Octopus Protected EIS Fund 7
QuantumDX (medical devices company)
Westminster Group plc (fire, safety, security and defence)

Category 5: Land and property

Blagdon and Blyth estate in Northumberland, with income from areas including farming, forestry, commercial property, residential property and minerals
Land and fishing rights on the River Coquet at Felton, Northumberland

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Blagdon Farming Ltd
Director, Plessey Checks Farming Ltd
Director, Ridley Family Charity

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Northumberland Estates Seghill LLP