Welcome to my webpage

To get in touch please visit my contact page or read about my background here.

I spoke to presenter Shaun Ley on the BBC News Channel about my review into political violence and disruption on 16 October in the aftermath of Sir David Amess MP’s terrible murder.

Levelling up the UK

I am delighted to be part of the Levelling Up Goals, working with businesses, academic partners and fellow parliamentarians on the vital task of tackling the inequalities and lack of opportunities that can hold our communities back. You can learn more about the goals here.

John appointed as Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Tanzania
It is a real honour to be appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Tanzania. Here I am being given my brief by the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP.

I made my maiden speech in the House of Lords on Armistice Day, 2020. You can read a report of the speech here and the full text here.

I spoke to Gordon Swindlehurst at BBC Radio Cumbria on 7 September 2020 about how and why I have changed my name to Lord Walney as I enter the House of Lords