David Steel

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Person.png David Steel  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
David Steel.jpg
BornDavid Martin Scott Steel
31 March 1938
Kirkcaldy, Fife
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
ReligionChurch of Scotland
SpouseJudith Steel
Member ofKönigswinter/Speakers, The Other Club
PartyLiberal Democrats

Employment.png Leader of the Liberal Democrats

In office
3 March 1988 - 16 March 1988

Employment.png Leader of the Liberal Party

In office
7 July 1976 - 16 July 1988
Preceded byJoseph Grimond

Employment.png President of the Liberal International

In office
25 April 1994 - 15 April 1996
Succeeded byFrits Bolkestein

Employment.png Liberal Chief Whip

In office
18 June 1970 - 7 July 1976
Succeeded byCyril Smith

David Steel, Baron Steel of Aikwood (born 31 March 1938) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who served as Leader of the Liberal Party from 1976 until its merger with the Social Democratic Party in 1988 to form the Liberal Democrats. He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1965 to 1997 and as a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) from 1999 to 2003, during which time he was the parliament's Presiding Officer. Since 1997, David Steel has been a member of the House of Lords, as Baron Steel of Aikwood.[1] Steel was president of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement campaign from 1966 to 1970.[2][3]


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  3. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/anti-apartheid-movement-online-archive-south-africa

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