Rt Hon Don Foster

Don Foster




Liberal Democrat

Address as

Mr Foster

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4805
Fax: 020 7219 2695


31 James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BT
Tel: 01225 338973
Fax: 01225 463630


Electoral history

Contested (Liberal/Alliance) Bristol East 1987 general election. Member for Bath 1992-2010, for Bath (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Liberal Democrat: Spokesperson for: Education 1992-95, Education and Employment 1995-97; Principal Spokesperson for: Environment, Transport, the Regions and Social Justice 1999-2001, Transport, Local Government and the Regions 2001-02, Shadow Secretary of State for: Transport 2002-03, Culture, Media and Sport 2003-10

Party groups

President, Liberal Democrat Youth and Students 1993-95

Select committees

Member: Education and Employment 1996-99, Education and Employment (Education Sub-Committee) 1997-99

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Avon County Council 1981-89; Executive, Association of County Councils 1985-89; Joint Hon. President, British Youth Council 1992-99

International bodies

Vice-chair, British Association for Central and Eastern Europe 1994-97

Political interests

Education, local and regional government, transport, culture, media, sport and tourism

Countries of interest

Africa, Israel

General Election 2010 - Bath

Name Party Votes %
Foster, Don Lib Dem 26651 56.51%
Richter, Fabian Con 14768 31.31%
Ajderian, Harriet Lab 3251 6.9%
Lucas, Eric Green 1120 2.38%
Warrender, Ernie UKIP 890 1.89%
Hewett, Steve Christian 250 0.54%
Onymous, An Ind 69 0.15%
Geddis, Sean Ind 56 0.12%
Craig, Robert ATSP 31 0.07%
Result Lib Dem Hold (5.82% from Con to Lib Dem)