Lord Bourne

lord bourne

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State , Department of Energy and Climate Change


Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC in May 2015.

Lord Bourne has been a member of the Lords since September 2013 and was appointed as a Government Whip (Lord in Waiting) in August 2014.

He was the Lords Whip responsible for the Wales Office, the Department for International Development, the Department for Work and Pensions and the broadcasting elements of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport portfolio.

Lord Bourne was Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales from 1999 to 2011 and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly for Wales between 2007 and 2011. He was also a member of the Silk Commission.

Between 1996 and 1998 Lord Bourne was Professor of Law at Swansea Law School. Lord Bourne has taught law at Hong Kong University, the London School of Economics and at Cambridge University.

He was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read law.


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