Lord Stephen

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Liberal Democrat Peer, Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Aberdeen South

Entered the House of Lords on 7 February 2011

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

Also represented Aberdeen South

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Scotland) ( 1 Jun 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)

Recent appearances

  • Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) 10 Sep 2022

    My Lords, it is impossible to do justice to such an amazing and astonishing person and such an amazing and astonishing life. I am also conscious of the hour, so I will keep my reflections light but give some memories from Scotland, Royal Deeside and Balmoral. I was once the Member of Parliament for Balmoral, but my reflections go much further back and my memories start much earlier. I used to...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 12 May 2022

    My Lords, to participate in this debate is a great privilege. However, I will concentrate my remarks on an issue much too ignored in the gracious Speech: the constitution of the United Kingdom and, mostly but not exclusively, the situation in Scotland. There are other major constitutional issues of great importance: the much-neglected and much-needed reform of this House; the need for...
  • Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (3rd Day) 14 Jan 2019

    My Lords, democracy did not start and finish on 23 June 2016. For those who say we must at all costs respect the result of the referendum, does that mean that whatever the deal, whatever Prime Minister Theresa May or some other Prime Minister might come up with, we have to go through with it, however unpopular that agreement is to both the remainers and those who support Brexit—and,...

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