Alan Beith MP Berwick-upon-Tweed, Liberal Democrat


  • Tel 020 7219 3540

  • Fax 020 7219 5890

  • Email:

  • Website: Alan Beith website

  • Constituency address

    54 Bondgate Within, Alnwick NE66 1JD United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA 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:

  • Positions

    Chief Whip, Liberal Party 1976-87; Member House of Commons Commission 1979-97; Liberal Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs 1985-87; Alliance Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs 1987; Liberal Spokesperson for 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; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Cabinet Office 2001-02; Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission 2001-10; Deputy chairman, Review Committee of Privy Counsellors of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2002-04.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy; Justice; Liaison.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Berwick-upon-Tweed 1970 general election. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed 8 November 1973 by-election to 2010, for Berwick-upon-Tweed (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election .
  • Political interests

    Parliamentary and constitutional affairs, architectural and artistic heritage.
  • Party groups

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

    Canada, Scandinavia, Zimbabwe.

Election record for Berwick-upon-Tweed, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 43.63%
Conservative 36.65%
Labour 13.14%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Beith, Alan Liberal Democrat 16,806 43.63
Trevelyan, Anne-Marie Conservative 14,116 36.65
Strickland, Alan Labour 5,061 13.14
Weatheritt, Michael UK Independence Party 1,243 3.23
Mailer, Peter British National Party 1,213 3.15
Majority 2,690 votes
Electorate 56,578
Turnout (38,523) 68.09%

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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