Viscount Thurso Liberal Democrat


  • Tel 020 7219 3000

  • Parliamentary address

    House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW United Kingdom
John Thurso

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

    10/9/1953 John Thurso
  • Positions

    Liberal Democrat: Whip 2001-02, Spokesperson for: Tourism 2001-05, Scotland 2001-03, Shadow Secretary of State for: Transport 2003-05, Scotland 2003-06, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 2008-09, Business, Innovation and Skills 2009-10; Member, House of Commons Commission 2010-15.
  • Lords career

    First entered House of Lords 1995: Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Tourism 1996-99, Food 1998-99; Elected hereditary peer 2016-.
  • Electoral history

    MP (Liberal Democrat) for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross 2001-05, for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (revised boundary) 2005-15. (First former hereditary member of House of Lords to become an MP).
  • Political interests

    Tourism, House of Lords reform, treasury, financial services, banking reform, energy.
  • Party groups

    Member, Liberal Democrat Party Federal Policy Committee 1999-2001.

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: Walker Greenbank PLC (2% of share capital is owned by Ulbster Holdings Ltd. which I own 100%). Ulbster Holdings Ltd (which owns 100% of Lochdhu Hotels Ltd., Ulbster Estates (Sporting) Ltd and Sinclair Family Trust Ltd.) Thurso Fisheries Ltd.

Land and Property: Estate in Caithness.

Remunerated directorships: Chairman of: International Wine and Spirit Competition Ltd; organisers annual wine and spirit competition. Ulbster Holdings Ltd.; manages family estates in Scotland. Thurso Fisheries Ltd; manages family estates in Scotland. Director of three wholly owned subsidiaries of Ulbster Holdings Ltd: Ulbster Estates (Sporting) Ltd. Lochdhu Hotels Ltd. Sinclair Family Trust Ltd.

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