Bates undertook two sponsored walks called 'Walk for Tomorrow' for them in 2009 and 2010, raising over £25,000. He contested several elections to Gateshead Borough Council for the Conservative Party between 1983 and 1989. Nicholas Richard Hurd is a British politician who served as Minister for London from 2018 to 2019 and Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service from 2017 to 2019. [1] he was appointed a Lords Whip in October 2013. In April 2019, Bates submitted his second resignation from the position and vacated his role as Minister of State.[5]. Bates served as a member of SaÏd Business School's Business Advisory Forum from 1999 until 2011. He was appointed Minister of State for the Commonwealth and United Nations at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 13 June 2017. In 2013, Lord Bates was appointed a Deputy Chairman and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords. Bates was appointed as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nicholas Scott, Minister of State at the Department of Social Security in October, 1992. Hill was Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 2013 to 2014. A member of the Conservative Party, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner from 2010 to 2019. As the Langbaurgh constituency was abolished for the 1997 general election, Bates was selected as the candidate for the seat of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, which contained most of the wards from Langbaurgh, but he lost to Ashok Kumar in the third contest between the two men in less than six years. He lost the election to Labour's Ashok Kumar. [24] In April 2011, he set out on a 'Walk for Truce' from Olympia in Greece to Westminster, London to raise awareness of the truce and to secure support for its observance at the London 2012 Games. Bates was elected for Langbaurgh, defeating Kumar. [21], On 27 July 2015, the third anniversary of the London Olympics, Lord Bates embarked upon a 71-day, 1059 mile walk from Beijing to Hangzhou. [3] In 2012, Lord Bates received the Open Fields Award from the Olympic Truce Foundation USA for his work in raising awareness for the truce. [7] Between 2006 and 2008, Bates researched ethics and foreign policy for a doctorate at Durham University's School of Government and International Affairs, and served as a non-resident tutor at St John's College. Callanan failed his bid to win re-election in the 2014 European Parliament elections, becoming the first sitting chairman of a European parliamentary group to lose his seat. [28] [15] Baroness Smith, Labour leader in the Lords, said that an apology was all that was needed, [12] and Prime Minister Theresa May refused Lord Bates’ resignation. [17], On 27 July 2013, on the first anniversary of the London Olympic Games, Lord Bates embarked upon a 518.8 mile walk from London to Derry, Northern Ireland to raise funds for Save the Children's work in Syria. His full title is The Rt Hon. When contacting this Member, please refer to guidance on addressing Lords Members. [13] On 31 January 2018, he offered his resignation after arriving a minute too late for a question from Baroness Lister in the House of Lords, which had sat early that day. At the 1987 general election, he stood for parliament for the first time, contesting the Tyne Bridge parliamentary constituency, which was retained by the Labour Party. Less than a year later, in March 2016, Bates resigned from the government. Five months after his defeat in the by-election, a general election was held. Bates was elected for Langbaurgh, defeating Kumar. the Lord Bates, and his given name is Michael Walton Bates. In October 2013, he became a Government Whip (a Lord in Waiting in the Royal Household) and a Government Spokesman in the House of Lords, for the Departments of Work & Pensions; International Development; Culture Media and Sport (Broadcasting); and Business Innovation and Skills (Universities & Science). You could also do it yourself at any point in time. Bates served as a deputy to William Hague in his role as Chairman of the Northern Board of the Conservative Party and Head of Campaign North. [3] The purpose of the walk, as in 2012, was to raise awareness for the UN Resolution declaring the 2016 Olympic truce. In March 2009, he became Shadow Minister for Communities & Local Government, and in January 2010 Shadow Minister for Children, Schools & Families. On 5 November 2019 he announced his decision not to stand for re-election in the December 2019 General Election. Peter Norman Fowler, Baron Fowler is a British politician who served as a member of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major's ministries during the 1980s and 1990s. . [13] On 31 January 2018, he offered his resignation after arriving a minute too late for a question from Baroness Lister in the House of Lords, which had sat early that day. He lost the election to Labour's Ashok Kumar. He offered his resignation on 31 January 2018 for showing "discourtesy" after arriving one minute late for a debate in the chamber but it was not accepted by the Prime Minister. On 6 August 2014, following the resignation of Baroness Warsi, Lord Bates succeeded Lord Taylor of Holbeach. [12] Lord Bates said that he was "thoroughly ashamed at not being in [his] place", [14] but his resignation surprised the House. [8] Also beginning in 2008, he served as director of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation and a director of Bede Academy, Blyth; Trinity Academy, Doncaster and King's Academy, Middlesbrough, holding these posts until 2010. In May 1994, he returned to the government as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sir John Wheeler, Minister of State in the Northern Ireland Office and two months later was appointed to his first full ministerial role as an Assistant Government whip. Bates married Xuelin (née Li) in 2012. After losing the election, Bates attended Wadham College, Oxford and Saïd Business School, graduating from Oxford University in 1998 with a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA). From 2014 to 2015, he was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Criminal Information at the Home Office. He served as Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party 2007-10, and as Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 2009-10. he was appointed a Lords Whip in October 2013. In November 1993, he voted against a government proposal to increase MP's salaries at a time when other public sector employees were receiving no increase and as a result was forced to resign his junior post in the government as a ministerial aide. As the Langbaurgh constituency was abolished for the 1997 general election, Bates was selected as the candidate for the seat of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, which contained most of the wards from Langbaurgh, but he lost to Ashok Kumar in the third contest between the two men in less than six years. In 1995, he was promoted to be a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of the Treasury), and in 1966 was appointed Paymaster General in the Cabinet Office and Sponsor Minister for the North-East of England, posts which he held until May 1997. Michael Walton Bates, Baron Bates (born 26 May 1961) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom serving in the House of Lords since 2008 having previously represented the constituency of Langbaurgh in the House of Commons from 1992 to 1997. In 2013, Lord Bates was appointed a Deputy Chairman and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords. Bates joined the Conservative Party in Gateshead in 1979, later becoming Chairman of Gateshead Conservative Association. [24] In April 2011, he set out on a 'Walk for Truce' from Olympia in Greece to Westminster, London to raise awareness of the truce and to secure support for its observance at the London 2012 Games. It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. The walk which took 35 days to complete raised over £50,000 for the charity's campaign. In October 2013, he became a Government Whip (a Lord in Waiting in the Royal Household) and a Government Spokesman in the House of Lords, for the Departments of Work & Pensions; International Development; Culture Media and Sport (Broadcasting); and Business Innovation and Skills (Universities & Science). [7] Between 2006 and 2008, Bates researched ethics and foreign policy for a doctorate at Durham University's School of Government and International Affairs, and served as a non-resident tutor at St John's College. [25], On 6 April 2016, the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace [26] Lord Bates will embark upon a 2000-mile, 140-day, solo-walk from Buenos Aires (Host city for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games) [27] to Rio de Janeiro, host city for the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games . [1] In March 2016, he resigned as Minister of State [2] in order to undertake a 2000-mile solo walk from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro to raise awareness for the Olympic truce. On 6 August 2014, following the resignation of Baroness Warsi, Lord Bates succeeded Lord Taylor of Holbeach. He is Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords). Bates was appointed as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nicholas Scott, Minister of State at the Department of Social Security in October, 1992. It took less than 60 seconds for Michael Bates to arrive late, apologise profusely, offer his resignation and then leave the House of Lords on Wednesday.

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