Lord Parkinson

Lord Parkinson is no longer a Member of the Lords, but sat in the House under this title between 29 June 1992 and 14 September 2015. His full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Parkinson, and his given name is Cecil Edward Parkinson. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1970.

Parliamentary career

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

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Representations

Hertsmere
Elected 2 times
9 June 1983 - 9 April 1992
Commons
South Hertfordshire
Elected 3 times
28 February 1974 - 9 June 1983
Commons
Enfield West
Elected 1 time
19 November 1970 - 28 February 1974
Commons

Party affiliation

Conservative
19 November 1970 - 14 September 2015

Elections contested

Northampton
18 June 1970
Commons

Government posts

Secretary of State for Transport
Department for Transport
24 July 1989 - 28 November 1990
Commons
Secretary of State for Energy
Department of Energy
13 June 1987 - 23 July 1989
Commons
Secretary of State for Trade
Department of Trade
12 June 1983 - 15 October 1983
Commons
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
No Department
6 April 1982 - 11 June 1983
Commons
Paymaster General (HM Treasury)
HM Treasury
14 September 1981 - 10 June 1983
Commons
Minister of State (Department of Trade)
Department of Trade
7 May 1979 - 13 September 1981
Commons
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
HM Treasury
8 January 1974 - 4 March 1974
Commons

Other posts

Party Chair, Conservative Party
14 September 1981 - 10 June 1983
Commons

House membership

Lords
Lord Parkinson
29 June 1992 - 14 September 2015
Commons
Cecil Parkinson
19 November 1970 - 9 April 1992

Opposition posts

Shadow Minister without Portfolio
HM Official Opposition
11 June 1997 - 2 December 1998
Lords
Opposition Spokesperson (Trade)
Department of Trade
1 October 1976 - 7 April 1979
Commons
Opposition Whip (Commons)
Whips Office (Commons)
12 March 1974 - 7 April 1979
Commons