Norman Lamont

Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont, Baron Lamont of Lerwick, PC (born 8 May 1942), is a British politician and former Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Thames.[2][3] He is best known for his period serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer, from 1990 until 1993. He was created a life peer in 1998. Lamont was a supporter of the Eurosceptic organisation Leave Means Leave.[4]


The Lord Lamont of Lerwick

Lamont in 2019
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
28 November 1990  27 May 1993
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byJohn Major
Succeeded byKenneth Clarke
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
24 July 1989  28 November 1990
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byJohn Major
Succeeded byDavid Mellor
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
21 May 1986  24 July 1989
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byJohn Moore
Succeeded byPeter Lilley
Minister of State for Defence Procurement
In office
2 September 1985  21 May 1986
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byAdam Butler
Succeeded byThe Lord Trefgarne
Minister of State for Trade and Industry[1]
In office
14 September 1981  2 September 1985
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byNorman Tebbit
Succeeded byPeter Morrison
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy
In office
7 May 1979  5 September 1981
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byAlex Eadie
Succeeded byDavid Mellor
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
19 October 1998
Life peerage
Member of Parliament
for Kingston-upon-Thames
In office
5 May 1972  8 April 1997
Preceded byJohn Boyd-Carpenter
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont

(1942-05-08) 8 May 1942 (age 79)
Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Rosemary White
(m. 1971; div. 1999)
Children2
EducationLoretto School
Alma materFitzwilliam College, Cambridge