The Debating Group discusses the contentious political issues which surround marketing.
The Debating Group discusses the contentious political issues which surround marketing.

Previous Chairs and Speakers

Previous Parliamentary chairs of and speakers at Debating Group debates together with the Group’s current and former Presidents and Vice-Presidents since 1975


Peter Ainsworth
Jonathan Aitken
Rt Hon Sir Danny Alexander
Graham Allen
Hannah Bardell
Rt Hon Tony Blair
Sir Peter Bottomley
Tim Brinton
David Cairns
Sir William Cash
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Damian Collins
Oliver Colvile
Sir Ross Cranston QC
Mary Creagh
Sir Julian Critchley
Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell
Angela Eagle
Rt Hon Tim Eggar
Nigel Evans
David Faber
Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon
Mark Fisher
Lorna Fitzsimons
Rt Hon Sir Roger Gale
George Galloway
Sandra Gidley
Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan DBE
Helen Goodman
Teresa Gorman
Sir John Gorst
Rt Hon Justine Greening
John Greenway
Jerry Hayes
Rt Hon David Heath CBE
John Hemming
Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge DBE
Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon
Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt
Margot James
Christine Jardine
Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Sally Keeble
Jonathan Lord
Tim Loughton
Ian Lucas
Sir Peter Luff
Seema Malhotra MP
Rt Hon Theresa May
Rt Hon David Mellor QC
Piers Merchant
Stephen Metcalfe
Rt Hon Maria Miller
Iain Mills
Austin Mitchell
Greg Mulholland
Lembit Opik
Sir Tim Rathbone
David Rendel
Graham Riddick
Gwilym Roberts
Dean Russell
Laura Sandys
Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Scott
Sir Giles Shaw
Sir William Shelton
Tulip Siddiq
Robin Squire
Dr Howard Stoate
Jo Swinson
Sir Teddy Taylor
Brian Walden
John Watson
Mike Weatherley
Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe
Philip Whitehead
Sir Ray Whitney
Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE
Derek Wyatt
Tim Yeo
Nadhim Zahawi
Daniel Zeichner


Lord Alton of Liverpool (David Alton)
Lord Ardwick of Barnes
Lord Bell of Belgravia
Rt Hon Lord Beloff of Wolvercote
Rt Hon Lord Biffen of Tanat DL
Rt Hon Baroness Birk of Regent’s Park
Lord Birt of Liverpool
Lord Black of Brentwood
Rt Hon Lord Blencathra of Penrith (David Maclean)
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Lord Borrie of Abbotts Morton QC
Rt Hon Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone
Baroness Buscombe of Goring
Rt Hon Lord Chalfont OBE MC
Lord Colwyn CBE
Lord Corbett of Castle Vale
Rt Hon Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde
Lord Deedes of Aldington KBE MC DL
Lord Desai of St Clement Danes
Lord Dubs of Battersea
Lord Ezra of Horsham MBE
Baroness Ewart-Biggs of Ellis Green
Rt Hon Lord Forsyth of Drumlean
Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath (Don Foster)
Rt Hon Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
Lord Gordon of Strathblane CBE
Lord Haskel of Higher Broughton
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
Lord Howie of Troon
Lord Hoyle of Warrington JP
Baroness Knight of Collingtree DBE
Lord Lipsey of Tooting Bec
Lord McGregor of Durris
Rt Hon Lord McIntosh of Haringey
Rt Hon Lord McNally of Blackpool
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne
Baroness O’Cathain of The Barbican OBE
Baroness Sater
Lord Sharkey of Niton Undercliff
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Lord Strabolgi
Rt Hon Lord Tebbit of Chingford CH
Rt Hon Viscount Thurso
Lord True of East Sheen CBE
Rt Hon Baroness Vickers of Devonport DBE
Rt Hon Lord Wills of North Swindon

Note: Where a name appears in brackets after references to a peer, it indicates they spoke at or chaired a debate whilst an MP


Marquess of Douro
Baroness Elles of the City of Westminster
Carole Tongue