Lord Beith Liberal Democrat


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  • Parliamentary address

    House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW United Kingdom
Alan Beith

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:

    20/4/1943 Alan Beith
  • Positions

    Chief Whip, Liberal Party 1976-87; Member House of Commons Commission 1979-97; Liberal Spokesperson for: Foreign Affairs 1985-87, Treasury 1987; SLD Spokesperson for Treasury 1988-89; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Treasury 1989-94, Home Affairs 1994-95; Member, Intelligence and Security Committee 1994-2008; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Police, Prison and Security Matters 1995-97, Home and Legal Affairs (Home Affairs) 1997-99; Contested Speaker election 2000, 2009; Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission 2001-10; Deputy Chair, Review Committee of Privy Counsellors of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2002-04 Member, Advisory Group of Privy Counsellors on use of Intercept as Evidence 2007-12.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Berwick-upon-Tweed 1970 general election. MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed 8 November 1973 by-election to 2010, for Berwick-upon-Tweed (revised boundary) 2010-15 (Liberal 1973-83, Liberal/All 1983-88, Liberal Democrat 1988-2015).
  • Political interests

    Parliamentary and constitutional affairs, justice and the legal system, architectural and artistic heritage.
  • Party groups

    Deputy Leader: Liberal Party 1985-88, Liberal Democrat Party 1993-2003.
  • Countries of interest

    Canada, Scandinavia, Zimbabwe.

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 24-27 September 2008, to Oslo and Stavanger, Norway, with members of the All-Party British-Norwegian Group, as a guest of the Norwegian Government who met the costs of the visit. (Registered 8 October 2008) 4-8 May 2009, to Finland, to meet Finnish Members of Parliament for discussions on issues affecting both countries and the Finnish prison service relating to the training of prison officers. My accommodation, hospitality and local travel within Finland was provided by the Finnish Parliament. (My travel to Finland was funded under the House of Commons European Travel scheme.) (Registered 11 May 2009)

Sponsorship or financial or material support: My constituency party received the profit from an event held in the constituency in June 2008 to commemorate my 35 years as an MP. (Registered 11 February 2009)

Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests: Chairman of the Historic Chapels Trust.

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