Alastair Goodlad, Baron Goodlad
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Alastair Goodlad, Baron Goodlad


The Lord Goodlad

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Goodlad in 2018
British High Commissioner to Australia

1 January 2000 - 1 September 2005
MonarchElizabeth II
Tony Blair
Alex Allan
Helen Liddell
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury

20 July 1995 - 2 May 1997
John Major
Richard Ryder
Nick Brown
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

15 April 1992 - 20 July 1995
John Major
The Earl of Caithness
Jeremy Hanley
Deputy Chief Government Whip
Treasurer of the Household

14 July 1990 - 15 April 1992
Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Tristan Garel-Jones
David Heathcoat-Amory
Comptroller of the Household

25 July 1989 - 14 July 1990
Margaret Thatcher
Tristan Garel-Jones
George Young
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy

11 September 1984 - 13 June 1987
Margaret Thatcher
Giles Shaw
Michael Spicer
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury

16 February 1982 - 10 September 1984
Margaret Thatcher
Tony Newton
John Major
Assistant Government Whip

9 January 1981 - 5 February 1982
Margaret Thatcher
Parliamentary representation
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal

20 July 2005
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Eddisbury
Northwich (1974-1983)

28 February 1974 - 28 June 1999
John Foster
Stephen O'Brien
Personal details
Born (1943-07-04) 4 July 1943 (age 76)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Cecilia Hurst
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge

Alastair Robertson Goodlad, Baron Goodlad (born 4 July 1943)[1] is a British Conservative politician who served as the British High Commissioner to Australia from 2000 until 2005.

Early life

Goodlad attended Marlborough College and studied law at King's College, Cambridge.

Parliamentary career

Goodlad first stood for Parliament in 1970 when he contested Crewe, but was beaten by Labour's Scholefield Allen.

He was Member of Parliament successively for Northwich (1974-83) and Eddisbury (1983-99), Goodlad also served as a junior Foreign Office Minister then as Prime Minister John Major's Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip for which in the 1997 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours he was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG).[2] Following the 1997 election, he served in the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development and Opposition Chief Whip.

Membership of Lloyd's of London

Goodlad was an underwriting member of the Lloyd's of London insurance market, commencing in 1977 and ceasing in 1990. His membership coincided in the latter years with the rising tide of asbestos losses and his share is estimated to have been about £90,000.

High Commissioner to Australia

Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair then appointed Goodlad as High Commissioner to Australia. Goodlad accepted the office of Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds on 28 June 1999 to formally vacate his parliamentary seat,[3] triggering the 1999 Eddisbury by-election.

Goodlad took up office as High Commissioner in 2000. At the end of his term in 2005, he was replaced by former Secretary of State for Scotland, Helen Liddell.

House of Lords

On 19 July 2005, he was created a life peer as Baron Goodlad, of Lincoln in the County of Lincolnshire,[4] and was introduced in the House of Lords the following day.[5] He sits on the Conservative benches and was chairman of the Constitution Select Committee from 2008 to 2010.

In 2007, Goodlad was appointed Chairman of the Britain-Australia Society.

Family

Goodlad married Cecilia Hurst in 1968 and has two sons.

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/peers/peersG2.htm
  2. ^ "No. 54850". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 August 1997. p. 8912.
  3. ^ "No. 55544". The London Gazette. 6 July 1999. p. 7313.
  4. ^ "No. 57710". The London Gazette. 22 July 2005. p. 9525.
  5. ^ House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings for Wednesday 20 July 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2012.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Foster
Member of Parliament
for Northwich

1974-1983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament
for Eddisbury

1983-1999
Succeeded by
Stephen O'Brien
Political offices
Preceded by
Tristan Garel-Jones
Comptroller of the Household
1989-1990
Succeeded by
Sir George Young
Treasurer of the Household
1990-1992
Succeeded by
David Heathcoat-Amory
Preceded by
Richard Ryder
Government Chief Whip in the Commons
1995-1997
Succeeded by
Nick Brown
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
1995-1997
Preceded by
Ann Taylor
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
1997
Succeeded by
Gillian Shephard
Preceded by
Clare Short
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
1997-1998
Succeeded by
Gary Streeter
Party political offices
Preceded by
Richard Ryder
Conservative Chief Whip of the House of Commons
1995-1997
Succeeded by
James Arbuthnot
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alex Allan
British High Commissioner to Australia
1999-2005
Succeeded by
Helen Liddell

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