Lord Wallace of Tankerness

Lord Wallace of Tankerness is a Liberal Democrat Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 13 November 2007. His full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, and his given name is James Robert Wallace. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1983.

Experience

Find out about the experience of Lord Wallace of Tankerness outside of Parliament.

Non political

Royal Society of Edinburgh
Fellow
2018 -
Faculty of Advocates
Queen's Counsel
1997 -
Faculty of Advocates
Member
1979 -
Faculty of Advocates
Member
1970 -

Political

Scottish Government
Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning
2003 - 2005
Scottish Parliament
Member of Scotish Parliament for Orkney
1999 - 2007
Scottish Government
Deputy First Minister
1999 - 2005
Scottish Government
Minister for Justice
1999 - 2003
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Leader
1992 - 2005

Public life

Regulation Board for Institute of Chartered Acountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Chair
2018 -
Reprieve
Chair of Board of Trustees
2017 -
Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution
Member
2008 - 2009
Relationships Scotland
Chair
2008 - 2010
Church and Society Council of Church of Scoland
Member
2007 - 2010
St Magnus International Festival
Board Member
2007 - 2014