Alan Beith

Alan Beith

Constituency

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Party

Liberal Democrat

Address as

Sir Alan

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 3540
Fax: 020 7219 5890
alan.beith.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency

54 Bondgate Within, Alnwick, NE66 1JD
Tel: 01665 602901
Fax: 01665 605702
alanbeith@berwicklibdems.org.uk

Biography

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

Parliamentary career

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: Treasury Spokesperson 1989-94, Home Affairs Spokesperson 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; 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; Contested Speaker election 2009

Party groups

Deputy Leader: Liberal Party 1985-88, Liberal Democrat Party 1993-2003

Select committees

Member: Procedure 2000-01; Liaison: Member 2003-10, Chair 2010-; Chair: Constitutional Affairs/Justice 2003-; Member: Liaison (Liaison Sub-Committee) 2006-10, Joint Committee on National Security Strategy 2010-, Liaison (National Policy Statements Sub-committee) 2010-

Councils, public bodies

Councillor: Hexham RDC 1969-74, Tynedale DC 1974-75

Political interests

Parliamentary and constitutional affairs, architectural and artistic heritage

Countries of interest

Canada, Scandinavia, Zimbabwe

General Election 2010 - Berwick-upon-Tweed

Name Party Votes %
Beith, Alan Lib Dem 16806 43.63%
Trevelyan, Anne-Marie Con 14116 36.65%
Strickland, Alan Lab 5061 13.14%
Weatheritt, Michael UKIP 1243 3.23%
Mailer, Peter BNP 1213 3.15%
Result Lib Dem Hold (8.3% from Lib Dem to Con)