Alan Haselhurst, Baron Haselhurst

Alan Gordon Barraclough Haselhurst, Baron Haselhurst, PC (born 23 June 1937) is a British Conservative politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden from 1977 to 2017, having previously represented Middleton and Prestwich from 1970 to 1974.[1][2] Haselhurst was Chairman of Ways and Means from 14 May 1997 to 8 June 2010,[3] and later Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association between 2011 and 2014. He was the oldest Conservative MP when he and stood down at the 2017 general election.[4] In May 2018, he was appointed as a life peer, and currently sits in the House of Lords as Baron Haselhurst.


The Lord Haselhurst

Haselhurst in 2019
Chairman of the
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
In office
27 July 2011  October 2014
DeputyNafisa Shah
Preceded byShafie Apdal
Succeeded byShirin Sharmin Chaudhury
Chairman of the Administration Committee
In office
27 July 2010  30 March 2015
Preceded byFrank Doran
Succeeded bySir Paul Beresford
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
14 May 1997  14 June 2010
SpeakerBetty Boothroyd
Michael Martin
John Bercow
First DeputyMichael Martin
Sylvia Heal
Nigel Evans
Second DeputyMichael Lord
Dawn Primarolo
Preceded byMichael Morris
Succeeded byLindsay Hoyle
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
3 July 2018
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Saffron Walden
In office
8 July 1977  3 May 2017
Preceded bySir Peter Kirk
Succeeded byKemi Badenoch
Member of Parliament
for Middleton and Prestwich
In office
18 June 1970  8 February 1974
Preceded byDenis Coe
Succeeded byJim Callaghan
Personal details
Born (1937-06-23) 23 June 1937 (age 84)
South Elmsall, Yorkshire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Angela Bailey
(m. 1977)
Children2 sons, 1 daughter
Alma materOriel College, Oxford
OccupationPolitician
Websitewww.siralanhaselhurst.net