• Born date: 1946-01-15
  • Born in: n.a.
John Sewel, Baron Sewel

John Buttifant Sewel, Baron Sewel CBE, BA, MScEcon, PhD, LL.D (born 15 January 1946) is the Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords, its deputy speaker. He is also a former Senior Vice Principal of the University of Aberdeen and former parliamentary Under-Secretary of State. He was made a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland in 1997, where he assisted in steering through the legislation that led to the recreation of the Scottish Parliament.