Lord Steel of Aikwood

David Steel

David Steel


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Steel

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4433


Electoral history

Contested (Liberal) Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles October 1964 general election. MP (Liberal) for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles 24 March 1965 by-election to 1983, for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale 1983-97 (Liberal Democrat 1988-97)

Parliamentary career

Sponsor, Abortion Act 1967; Liberal Chief Whip 1970-74

Party groups

President, Edinburgh University Liberal Club 1960; Assistant Secretary, Scottish Liberal Party 1962-64; Leader, Liberal Party 1976-88; Joint Founder, Social and Liberal Democrats 1988

Councils, public bodies

DL, Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale 1990

International bodies

President, Liberal International 1992-94

Political interests

International democracy

Countries of interest

Africa, China, Middle East, Taiwan

Name, style and title

Raised to the Peerage as Baron Steel of Aikwood, of Ettrick Forest in The Scottish Borders 1997

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Non-executive Director, Blue Planet Financials Growth & Income Investment Trusts No 1-10 plc (managing investments in financial companies)

Non-executive Director, General Mediterranean Holding SA (Luxembourg)

Non-executive Chairman, Smart Save Energy Ltd

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Cairo, 17-20 March 2011, leading an all-party European delegation on behalf of the Centre for European-Palestinian Relations who paid the cost of accommodation and economy flights

10: Non-financial interests (d)

President, Jaguar Drivers' Club

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Vice President, Association for International Cancer Research