Lord Steel of Aikwood

Former Non-affiliated Peer

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Former Non-affiliated Peer, Former None MSP for Lothians

Entered the House of Lords on 6 June 1997

Previously MP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale until 8 April 1997 — General election

Left the House of Lords on 27 March 2020 — retired

Entered the House of Commons on 24 March 1965 — unknown

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2003 — Election

Party was None until 6 May 2003; Liberal Democrat until 14 Mar 2019; Non-affiliated until 1 May 2019; Liberal Democrat until 25 Feb 2020

Also represented Lothians; Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale; Roxburgh Selkirk and Peebles; Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire

Other offices held in the past

  • Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament (12 May 1999 to 7 May 2003)
  • Joint Founder, Social & Liberal Democrats ( 3 Mar 1988 to 16 Jul 1988)
  • Joint Leader, Social & Liberal Democrats ( 3 Mar 1988 to 16 Jul 1988)
  • Member, Privileges Committee ( 3 May 1979 to 14 May 1986)
  • Leader of the Liberal Party ( 7 Jul 1976 to 16 Jul 1988)

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