Caroline Flynn-MacLeod

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Caroline Flynn-Macleod is a partner in lobbying firm Terrington Management. She is a former director of First Defence, a now defunct defence and security think tank and consultancy, and was previously a lobbyist for GEC.

Flynn-MacLeod also worked for Lord Bramall between 2011 and 2013, and held a parliamentary pass during that period.

She is a former Conservative Party parliamentary candidate.


Her biography on the Terrington/Tripolus website in 2010 stated that:

From 1997-1999 Flynn-MacLeod was senior business analyst and head of parliamentary affairs at GEC plc, where she developed productive relations between the GEC defence businesses and NATO, as well as the governments of Central and Eastern European countries. Prior to joining GEC Caroline served on NATO's International Staff as Director of the Briefing Programme for politicians, diplomats and journalists during the four years following the fall of the Berlin Wall (1990-1994). Subsequently, she worked as Director of the Regional Resources Office for the US Information Agency, at the U.S. Embassy in London. Since 1999 she has been a partner in Terrington Management LLP.[1]

Conservative candidate

In 2005 Flynn-MacLeod fought the Middlesbrough constituency seat for the Conservative Party.


Flynn-MacLeod gained a B.A. (Hons) in European Studies, from the University of Bradford, and studied European Law and Politics at the University of Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France. She won a postgraduate scholarship to the College of Europe, Bruges Belgium where she furthered her European Studies, and was trained to work and negotiate in an international environment. She is a fluent French speaker. [1]

Parliamentary pass

Lord Bramall sponsored a parliamentary pass for Flynn-Macleod from 2011 [2] [3] whom she was listed on the House of Lords Register as working for. She held the pass until late 2013.


Between 2011 and 2013 whilst she worked for Lord Bramall, Flynn-Macleod registered the following external interests in the House of Lords' Register.


  1. 1.0 1.1 'Tri Polus - Management Board'15th November 2010, accessed 16th November 2010
  2. James Ball and Rajeev Syal, The lobbyists with a pass to roam the corridors of power,, Tuesday 8 November 2011 20.28 GMT, accessed 9 May 2012
  3. Jason Grove, MPs and peers gave more than 200 lobbyists Commons passes as scale of scandal is revealed, Daily Mail, 7 June 2013
  4. House of Lords Register of Interests, October 2011, June 2012, March 2013