Lord Field of Birkenhead

Lord Field of Birkenhead is a Crossbench Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 6 October 2020. His full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Field of Birkenhead, and his given name is Frank Field. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1979.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Lord Field of Birkenhead, including posts and roles held.

Current

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Party affiliation

Committee memberships

Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
26 January 2021 - Present
Lords

Previous

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Representations

Birkenhead
Elected 10 times
3 May 1979 - 6 November 2019
Commons

Party affiliation

Non-affiliated
11 September 2020 - 5 October 2020
Independent
30 August 2018 - 6 November 2019
Labour
3 May 1979 - 30 August 2018

Elections contested

Birkenhead
12 December 2019
Commons
South Buckinghamshire
31 March 1966
Commons

Government posts

Minister (Department of Social Security) (Welfare Reform)
Department of Social Security
3 May 1997 - 28 July 1998
Commons

House membership

Commons
Frank Field
3 May 1979 - 6 November 2019

Opposition posts

Shadow Spokesperson (Education)
Department for Education
1 June 1980 - 1 June 1981
Commons

Committee memberships

Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system
13 February 2019 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Liaison Committee (Commons)
6 November 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
31 October 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Work and Pensions Committee
12 July 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Work and Pensions Committee
Chaired
12 July 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
28 October 2015 - 3 May 2017
Commons
Liaison Committee (Commons)
10 September 2015 - 3 May 2017
Commons
Work and Pensions Committee
18 June 2015 - 3 May 2017
Commons
Work and Pensions Committee
Chaired
18 June 2015 - 3 May 2017
Commons
Draft Modern Slavery Bill
9 January 2014 - 3 April 2014
Commons
Draft Modern Slavery Bill
Chaired
9 January 2014 - 3 April 2014
Commons
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
26 October 2010 - 30 March 2015
Commons
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
6 July 2005 - 8 April 2010
Commons
Public Accounts Committee
15 May 2002 - 12 July 2005
Commons
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
31 January 2002 - 5 May 2005
Commons
Social Security
Chaired
18 November 1993 - 21 March 1997
Commons
Social Security
27 April 1992 - 21 March 1997
Commons
Liaison Committee (Commons)
17 June 1987 - 21 March 1997
Commons