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Liberal Spokesperson for Energy 1985-87;
Scottish Liberal Spokesperson for Education 1986-87;
Alliance Spokesperson for Employment 1987;
Liberal Spokesperson for Trade and Industry 1987-88;
SLD Spokesperson for Natural Resources (energy and conservation) 1988-89;
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for:
the Environment and Natural Resources 1989-90,
Scottish Affairs 1990-92,
Trade and Industry 1992-94,
the Treasury 1994-99;
Chair, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party 1999-2001;
Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for:
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-02,
Trade and Industry 2003-05.
Contested Angus North and Mearns October 1974 and Aberdeenshire West 1979 general elections. MP for Gordon 1983-97, for Gordon (revised boundary) 1997-2005, for Gordon (revised boundary) 2005-15.
Energy, gas industry, oil industry, industrial policy, trade policy, deaf children, Scottish home rule and federalism.
Social and Liberal Democrats 1988-89,
Liberal Democrats 1989-92;
President Scottish Liberal Democrats 2000-15;
Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats 2014-15.
Countries of interest
Balkans, Baltic States, Canada, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Hungary, Russia, Scandinavia, South Africa, USA, Zimbabwe.
UK Delegation Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe/Western European Union 2000-05,
Executive Committee, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group 2010-15,
Executive Committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) 2014-15.
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