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The Rt Hon. the Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Life peer


The Rt Hon. the Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was born George Foulkes on 21 January 1942 , and is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 16 June 2005. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Carrick Cumnock and Doon Valley and South Ayrshire.


Currently sitting on the Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (since June 2017), Select Committee on Charities (since May 2016), Procedure Committee (Lords) (since June 2015), Liaison Committee (Lords) (since June 2015), Lord Foulkes of Cumnock does not chair at this time.

He has in the past sat on Soft Power Committee (May 2013 to Mar 2014), EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (May 2012 to Mar 2015), EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (Oct 2011 to May 2012), National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (Dec 2010 to Jul 2013), European Union Committee (Jun 2010 to Mar 2015), National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (Feb 2010 to May 2010), Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (Feb 2007 to May 2010), EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (Nov 2006 to Oct 2007), Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (Apr 2004 to Sep 2004), Foreign Affairs Overseas Development Sub-Committee (Feb 1982 to May 1983), Foreign Affairs Committee (Apr 1981 to Jun 1983).


In the past, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock has held the position of Minister of State (Scotland Office) (2001 to 2002), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Development) (1997 to 2001) in government.

Focus Areas

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Defence; Devolution; European Union; International affairs; Parliament, government and politics
UK Areas - Ayrshire; Edinburgh; Shropshire
World Areas - Caribbean; European Union; Latin America

You can contact Lord Foulkes of Cumnock in the following ways:




House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 3474

Fax : 020 7219 5979

Email : foulkesg@parliament.uk