Lord Inglewood

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. 

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