David Steel

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The Laird Steel o Aikwood

1st Presidin Officer o the Scots Pairlament
In office
12 Mey 1999 – 7 Mey 2003
MonarchElizabeth II
First MeenisterDonald Dewar
Henry McLeish
Jack McConnell
Precedit biOffice creautit
Succeedit biGeorge Reid
Leader o the Leeberal Democrats
In office
3 Mairch 1988 – 16 Julie 1988
Servin with Robert Maclennan
Precedit biHimself (as Leader o the Leeberal Pairty)
Robert Maclennan (as Leader o the Social Democratic Pairty)
Succeedit biPaddy Ashdown
Leader o the Leeberal Pairty
In office
7 Julie 1976 – 16 Julie 1988
Precedit biJo Grimond
Succeedit biPaddy Ashdown (as Leader o the Social an Leeberal Democrats)
Leeberal Chief Whip
In office
18 Juin 1970 – 7 Julie 1976
LeaderJeremy Thorpe
Jo Grimond
Precedit biEric Lubbock
Succeedit biCyril Smith
Member o Pairlament
for Tweeddale, Ettrick an Lauderdale
In office
11 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Precedit biConstituency created
Succeedit biMichael Moore
Member o Pairlament
for Roxburgh, Selkirk an Peebles
In office
24 Mairch 1965 – 11 Juin 1983
Precedit biCharles Donaldson
Succeedit biConstituency abolished
Member o the Scots Pairlament
for Lothians
In office
6 Mey 1999 – 1 Mey 2003
Precedit biConstituency creautit
Succeedit biMark Ballard
Personal details
BornDavid Martin Scott Steel
(1938-03-31) 31 Mairch 1938 (age 85)
Kirkcaudy, Fife, Scotland
Poleetical pairtyLeeberal Democrats(1988-present)
Ither poleetical
Leeberal (Before 1988)
Spoose(s)Judith MacGregor (m. 1962)
ParentsDavid Steel (faither)
Alma materVarsity o Edinburgh
ReligionKirk o Scotland[1]

David Martin Scott Steel, Baron Steel o Aikwood, KT, KBE, PC (born 31 Mairch 1938) is a Breetish Leeberal Democrat politeecian that served as the Leader o the Leeberal Pairty frae 1976 tilll its merger wi the Social Democratic Pairty in 1988 tae form the Leeberal Democrats.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. O'Grady, Sean (27 October 2007). "David Steel: Liberal conscience". The Independent. London. Retrieved 1 Mey 2010.