Vice President

Lord (Richard) Inglewood is a non-affiliated Member of the House of Lords, a barrister and Chartered Surveyor, and has an MA in Land Economy from Trinity College Cambridge. He was a Minister in John Major’s Government, serving as a Whip and Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords in 1995 and as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of National Heritage 1995-97 where he was responsible for broadcasting and heritage, and Minister for Tourism 1995-1997. Between 1989-1994 and 1999-2004 he was a Member of the European Parliament where he was the Conservative spokesman on Legal Affairs, and Chief Whip in 1994. He was Chairman of the CN Group, an independent local media business based in Carlisle 2002-2016, Chairman of Carr’s Milling Industries plc 2005-2013, and of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art 2003-2014 andChairman of Gen2 from 2016 until 2018. Between 2011-2014 he was Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, and 2014-2015 Chairman of the Select Committee on Extradition Law.  He was a visiting parliamentary fellow at St Antony’s College Oxford 2014-2015, Chairman of the Cumbria Local Nature Partnership 2013-2017. Member Lake District Special Planning Board 1983-1989, Chairman of the Development Control (Planning Committee) of the Lake District National Park 1985-1989, Board Member North West Water Authority 1987-1989. 


He has been Chairman of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership since June 2018, President of the Ancient Monuments Society since 2015, President of the British Art Market Federation since 2014, President of the Uplands Alliance since 2015, Patron of the Livestock Auctioneers Association since 2016, President of the National Sheep Association since 2017, President of Cumbria Tourist Board since 2004, Deputy Lieutenant (Cumbria) since 1993, Vice Lord Lieutenant (Cumbria) since 2012, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) since 2002.


He lives at Hutton-in-the-Forest in Cumbria. 

  • International Law, the Withdrawal Agreement and the UK’s Reputation

    The Conservative Group for Europe (CGE) and the Society of Conservative Lawyers (SCL) are hosting a joint webinar entitled International Law, the Withdrawal Agreement and the UK’s Reputation with Sir Bob Neill MP and Rt Hon. The Lord Garnier PC QC.

    Sir Bob has served as the Member of Parliament for Bromley and Chislehurst since 2006. He is the current of Chair of the Justice Select Committee and Chair of the SCL Executive Committee. He is a Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple Inn, and chairs and co-chairs a number of All-Party Parliamentary Groups in Westminster, including the APPG for London.

    From 2010 - 2012 Sir Bob served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Communities and Local Government. Before being elected to the House of Commons, he was the Leader of the Conservative Party in the London Assembly.

    Sir Bob studied Law at the London School of Economics, which led to a successful career as a barrister specialising in criminal law.


    Rt Hon. The Lord Garnier PC QC served as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Harborough from 1992 - 2017 and was Solicitor General for England and Wales from 2010 - 2012. He held a number of Shadow Cabinet positions including, Shadow Home Affairs Minister, Shadow Minister for Justice and Shadow Attorney General.

    Lord Garnier was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire, Jesus College, Oxford and the College of Law, London. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in April 1995, a Crown Court Recorder in 1998 and a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2001.

    More recently, Lord Garnier represented former Prime Minister John Major in the High Court and UK Supreme Court hearings regarding the prorogation of Parliament in September 2019.


    Please note that this event will be held under the Chatham House rule.

    September 24, 2020 at 6:30pm