Member of House of Lords, UK Parliament,
Richard Balfe is a Member of the British House of Lords, the UK’s upper chamber of Parliament. From 1979 to 2004, he served as a Member of the European Parliament. During his tenure, Lord Balfe was responsible for the report that led to the formal re-establishment of relations between the European and Turkish Parliaments in 1985. Additionally, he served as a member of the Joint EU-Turkey Parliamentary Committee from 1985 to 2004. Lord Balfe is currently a Member of the Council of Europe.