Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank

William Rodgers

William Rodgers


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Rodgers

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3607


Electoral history

Contested Bristol West 1957 general election. MP (Labour) for Stockton-on-Tees 1962-74, for Teesside, Stockton 1974-83 (Labour 1974-81, SDP 1981-83). Contested (SDP) Stockton North 1983 and (SDP/Alliance) Milton Keynes 1987 general elections

Parliamentary career

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Department of Economic Affairs 1964-67, Foreign Office 1967-68; Minister of State: Board of Trade 1968-69, HM Treasury 1969-70, Ministry of Defence 1974-76; Secretary of State for Transport 1976-79; Shadow Secretary of State for Defence 1979-80

Lords career

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Office Affairs 1994-97

Party groups

Social Democratic Party: Joint founder 1981, Vice-President 1982-87; Leader, Liberal Democrat Peers 1998-2001

Councils, public bodies

Borough Councillor, St Marylebone 1958-62

International bodies

Leader, UK Delegation to the Council of Europe and WEU 1967-68

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Rodgers of Quarry Bank, of Kentish Town in the London Borough of Camden 1992

Register of Interests


No registrable interests