Welcome to my webpage

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

Contribute to my Call for Evidence on political violence

As the UK government’s independent adviser on political violence and disruption, I have launched a formal call for evidence on the review I am doing for the prime minister on the impact made by the far right and far left in Britain, including the way in which peaceful protests and important causes can be hijacked by extreme groups. You can have your say by clicking here.

It was a huge honour to make my maiden speech in the House of Lords on Armistice Day. 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