Peter Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester

Peter Edward Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester, MBE, PC (25 March 1932 – 23 June 2010) was a British Conservative politician who served in Cabinet under Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Worcester from 1961 to 1992 and was made a life peer in 1992.


The Lord Walker of Worcester

Secretary of State for Wales
In office
13 June 1987  4 May 1990
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byNicholas Edwards
Succeeded byDavid Hunt
Secretary of State for Energy
In office
11 June 1983  13 June 1987
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byNigel Lawson
Succeeded byCecil Parkinson
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
In office
4 May 1979  11 June 1983
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byJohn Silkin
Succeeded byMichael Jopling
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
In office
29 October 1974  18 February 1975
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byIan Gilmour
Succeeded byGeorge Younger
President of the Board of Trade
In office
5 November 1972  4 March 1974
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byJohn Davies
Succeeded byTony Benn
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
In office
5 November 1972  4 March 1974
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byJohn Davies
Succeeded by
Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
15 October 1970  5 November 1972
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byGeoffrey Rippon
Minister of State for Housing and Local Government
In office
19 June 1970  15 October 1970
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byTony Crosland (Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning)
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
8 July 1992  23 June 2010
Life peerage
Member of Parliament
for Worcester
In office
16 March 1961  9 April 1992
Preceded byGeorge Ward
Succeeded byPeter Luff
Personal details
Born
Peter Edward Walker

(1932-03-25)25 March 1932
Brentford, England
Died23 June 2010(2010-06-23) (aged 78)
Worcester, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Children5 (including Robin)
EducationLatymer Upper School

Walker became the youngest National Chairman of the Young Conservatives in 1958.[1] He was a founder of the Tory Reform Group, and served as Chairman of the Carlton Club.