Lord Alderdice

John Alderdice

John Alderdice


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Alderdice

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5050


Electoral history

Contested (Alliance Party) Belfast East 1987 and 1992 general elections

Lords career

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health 2010; Convener of the Crossbench Liberal Democrat Peers 2010-; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Northern Ireland

Party groups

Alliance Party: Executive Committee 1984-98: Chair, Policy Committee 1985-87; Party Vice-chair 1987, Party Leader 1987-98; European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party: Executive Committee 1987-2003, Treasurer 1995-99, Vice-President 1999-2003; Liberal International: Deputy President 2000-05, President 2005-09

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Belfast City Council 1989-97; Member: Belfast Education and Library Board 1993-97, Committee on Standards in Public Life 2010-

International bodies

Member, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (President Northern Ireland Assembly Branch) 2000-04; Commissioner: Independent Monitoring Commission 2003-11, Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding 2006-07

Political interests

Northern Ireland, psychoanalysis, terrorism and political conflict resolution, mental health

Countries of interest

Middle East

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Alderdice, of Knock in the City of Belfast 1996

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

President, ARTIS (Europe) Ltd (research and risk modelling, including psychology of terrorism and political violence; notional remuneration)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Retired Consultant Psychiatrist

Occasional speeches, lectures and broadcasts

Member, UK Committee on Standards in Public Life

4: Shareholdings (a)

ARTIS (Europe) Ltd

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Trustee, National Liberal Club

Chairman of Trustees, National Liberal Club

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Westminster Pastoral Foundation

Senior Adviser, Conflicts Forum

Adviser, Oxford Research Group

Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Reform

Chairman, World Federation of Scientists' Permanent Monitoring Panel on Motivation for Terrorism

Trustee, Methuen Trust, Corsham

Co-Chairman, International Dialogue Initiative

Trustee, Liberal Party Supplementary Pension Fund

Vice Chairman, Gulf Policy Forum