The Rt. Hon. the Lord Howarth of Newport

Alan Howarth sits as a Labour peer in the House of Lords. He was Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon from 1983 to 1997 and for Newport East from 1997 to 2005. Alan was Minister for Schools (1989-90) and Minister for Higher Education and Science (1990-92)

He resigned from the Conservative Party and joined the Labour Party in 1995, serving subsequently as Employment Minister and Minister for Disabled People (1997-98) and Minister for the Arts (1998-2001).