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The Rt Hon. the Lord Howarth of Newport CBE

Life peer


The Rt Hon. the Lord Howarth of Newport CBE was born Alan Thomas Howarth on 11 June 1944 in England, and is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 15 June 2005. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Newport East and Stratford-on-Avon.


Currently sitting on the Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (since June 2017), Lord Howarth of Newport does not chair at this time.

He has in the past sat on Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (Nov 2007 to Jul 2008), Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (Jul 2001 to Jul 2005), Social Security (Nov 1995 to Mar 1997), National Heritage (Apr 1992 to Jan 1994).


In the past, Lord Howarth of Newport has held the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts) (1998 to 2001), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (1997 to 1998), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Education and Science) (1989 to 1992), Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) (1988 to 1989), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1987 to 1988) in government.

He was Vice-Chair, Conservative Party.

You can contact Lord Howarth of Newport in the following ways:


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 5353

Fax : 020 7219 5979

Email : contactholmember@parliament.uk