Lord Steel of Aikwood

Lord Steel of Aikwood is no longer a Member of the Lords, but sat in the House under this title between 11 June 1997 and 27 March 2020. His full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Steel of Aikwood KT KBE PC, and his given name is David Martin Scott Steel. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1965.

Experience

Find out about the experience of Lord Steel of Aikwood outside of Parliament.

Non political

Edinburgh University
Rector
1982 - 1985

Political

All-Party Parliamentry Group on Taiwan
President
2018 -
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Africa
President
2013 -
Scottish Peers' Association
Chairman
2012 - 2014
Scottish Parliament
Presiding Officer
1999 - 2003
Scottish Constitutional Convention
Joint-Chair
1989 - 1999
The Liberal Party
Leader
1976 - 1988
Scottish Liberal Party
Assistant Secretary
1962 - 1964

Public life

Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs
President
2018 -
Jaguar Drivers' Club
President
2012 - 2019
David Hume Institute
President
2011 - 2013
General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Lord High Commissioner
2003 - 2004
St Giles Cathedral Trust Edinburgh
Trustee
2002 -
Scottish Castles Association
President
2000 - 2011
Medical Aid for the Palestinians (Charity)
President
1997 - 2004
Anti-Apartheid Movement
President
1966 - 1970