Lord Carlile of Berriew

Alexander Carlile

Alexander Carlile


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Carlile

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5535


Electoral history

Contested (Lib) Flint East, February 1974 and 1979 general elections. MP for Montgomery 1983-97 (Lib 1983-88, Lib Dem 1988-97)

Parliamentary career

Liberal Spokesperson for Home Affairs, Law 1985-88; Alliance Spokesperson for Legal Affairs 1987; SLD Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs 1988-89; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Legal Affairs 1989-90, Trade and Industry 1990-92, Wales 1992-97, Employment 1992-94, Health 1994-95, Justice, Home Affairs and Immigration 1995-97

Lords career

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Mental Health and Disability 2007-10

Party groups

Chair, Welsh Liberal Party 1980-82; Leader, Welsh Liberal Democrat Party 1992-97; President, Liberal Democrats Wales 1997-99

Councils, public bodies

Lay member, General Medical Council 1989-99; Member, Advisory Council on Public Records 1989-95; Chairman (part-time), Competition Appeals Tribunal 2006-; Deputy Chief Steward, City of Hereford 2009-

Political interests

Home affairs, agriculture, legal affairs, United Nations, arts, Wales, mental health, medical profession

Countries of interest

South Asia, Central and Eastern Europe

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Carlile of Berriew, of Berriew in the County of Powys 1999

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Non-executive Director, Wynnstay Group plc (agricultural manufacturers/merchants)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chairman, Lloyd's Enforcement Board (Lloyd's of London)

Practising barrister (Queen's Counsel)

Deputy High Court Judge

Chairman (part-time), Competition Appeal Tribunal


Independent Reviewer of National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland

Chairman, Northern Ireland Committee on Protection

Proprietor, Carlile Consulting (journalism, broadcasting, lecturing etc)

4: Shareholdings (b)

Wynnstay Group plc (agricultural manufacturers/merchants)

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member of Council, Royal Medical Foundation of Epsom College

Deputy Chief Steward, City of Hereford

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, White Ensign Association

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Howard League for Penal Reform

President, The Security Institute