Don Foster MP Bath, Liberal Democrat, Deputy Chief Whip (Comptroller of HM Household)


  • Tel 020 7219 4805

  • Fax 020 7219 2695

  • Email:

  • Website: Don Foster website

  • Constituency address

    31 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BT United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Don Foster

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Liberal Democrat: Spokesperson for: Education 1992-95, Education and Employment 1995-97; Principal Spokesperson for: Environment, Transport, the Regions and Social Justice 1999-2001, Transport, Local Government and the Regions 2001-02, Shadow Secretary of State for: Transport 2002-03, Culture, Media and Sport 2003-10; Sponsored Live Music Act 2012; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government 2012-13; Member, Parliamentary and Political Service Honours Committee 2013-; Deputy Chief Whip (Comptroller of HM Household) 2013-.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Joint Committee on Security.
  • Electoral history

    Contested (Liberal/Alliance) Bristol East 1987 general election. Member (Lib Dem) for Bath 1992-2010, for Bath (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Education, local and regional government, transport, culture, media, sport and tourism.
  • Party groups

    President, Liberal Democrat Youth and Students 1993-95; General Election Chief Whip in the House of Commons 2015-.
  • Countries of interest

  • International bodies

    Vice-chair, British Association for Central and Eastern Europe 1994-97.

Election record for Bath, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 56.51%
Conservative 31.31%
Labour 6.9%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Foster, Don Liberal Democrat 26,651 56.51
Richter, Fabian Conservative 14,768 31.31
Ajderian, Harriet Labour 3,251 6.9
Lucas, Eric Green 1,120 2.38
Warrender, Ernie UK Independence Party 890 1.89
Hewett, Steve Christian 250 0.54
Onymous, An Independent 69 0.15
Geddis, Sean Independent 56 0.12
Craig, Robert ATSP 31 0.07
Majority 11,883 votes
Electorate 69,378
Turnout (47,169) 67.99%

Registered interests

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): 24-26 May 2008, accommodation and hospitality at Hay Literature Festival for myself and my wife courtesy of BSkyB. (Registered 30 June 2008)

Sponsorship or financial or material support: Contribution to salary of a member of staff in my constituency office from Mr Paul Strasburger of Bath.

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