John Selwyn Gummer, Baron Deben PC (born 26 November 1939 in Stockport, Cheshire) is a British Conservative Party politician, formerly Member of Parliament (MP) for Suffolk Coastal and now a member of the House of Lords.
Lord Deben is Chairman of the UK’s independent Committee on Climate Change. He also chairs the sustainability consultancy Sancroft International, recycler Valpak, GLOBE International – the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers and Veolia Water UK. He is a non-executive director of Veolia Voda, The Catholic Herald and the Castle Trust – a mortgage and investment firm. He is also a trustee of climate change charity Cool Earth and the ocean conservation charity, Blue Marine Foundation.
Gummer attended King’s School, Rochester, before going to Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he read History. Whilst there, as chairman of the Cambridge University Conservative Association and later President of the Cambridge Union Society, he was a member of what became known as the Cambridge Mafia – a group of future Conservative Cabinet ministers, including Leon Brittan, Michael Howard, Kenneth Clarke, Norman Lamont, and Norman Fowler.
It is a common thread with Brexiteers. They rely on prejudice, other people’s comments, gut instincts, popular misconceptions, the Sun – anything except proper research, reading documents, and listening to evidence https://t.co/Y7CIZPEf4t
— John Deben (@lorddeben) February 1, 2019