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Lord Lee of Trafford


Lord Lee of Trafford was the founder Chairman of ALVA, a role he held since his appointment in 1990. He stood down at the 30th AGM in September 2020, and was elected as the association's President.

Electoral history:

Contested Manchester Moss-side October 1974. MP (Conservative) for Nelson and Colne 1979-83, for Pendle 1983-92. Contested Pendle 1992 general election

Parliamentary career

PPS to: Kenneth Baker as Minister of State for Industry 1981-83, Cecil Parkinson as Secretary of State for Industry 1983; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Ministry of Defence 1983-86, Department of Employment 1986-89; Minister for Tourism 1987-89

Lords career

Liberal Democrat: Spokesperson for: Trade and Industry 2006-07, Culture, Media and Sport (Tourism) 2006-10, Defence 2007-10, Whip 2007-10

Councils, public bodies

Chair, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions 1990 2020 -; Member, English Tourist Board 1992-99; Chair: Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester 1992-99, Christie Hospital NHS Trust 1992-98; DL, Greater Manchester 1995; High Sheriff, Greater Manchester 1998-99

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