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David Martin Scott Steel, Baron Steel of 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.


The Laird Steel o Aikwood

David Steel, October 2007.jpg
1st Presidin Officer o the Scots Pairlament
In office
12 Mey 1999 – 7 Mey 2003
Precedit bi Office creautit
Succeedit bi George Reid
Leader o the Leeberal Democrats
In office
3 Mairch 1988 – 16 Julie 1988
Servin with Robert Maclennan
Precedit bi Himself (as Leader o the Leeberal Pairty)
Robert Maclennan (as Leader o the Social Democratic Pairty)
Succeedit bi Paddy Ashdown
Leader o the Leeberal Pairty
In office
7 Julie 1976 – 16 Julie 1988
Precedit bi Jo Grimond
Succeedit bi Paddy Ashdown (as Leader o the Social an Leeberal Democrats)
Leeberal Chief Whip
In office
18 Juin 1970 – 7 Julie 1976
Leader Jeremy Thorpe
Jo Grimond
Precedit bi Eric Lubbock
Succeedit bi Cyril Smith
Member o Pairlament
for Tweeddale, Ettrick an Lauderdale
In office
11 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Precedit bi Constituency created
Succeedit bi Michael Moore
Member o Pairlament
for Roxburgh, Selkirk an Peebles
In office
24 Mairch 1965 – 11 Juin 1983
Precedit bi Charles Donaldson
Succeedit bi Constituency abolished
Member o the Scots Pairlament
for Lothians
In office
6 Mey 1999 – 1 Mey 2003
Precedit bi Constituency creautit
Succeedit bi Mark Ballard
Personal details
Born David Martin Scott Steel
(1938-03-31) 31 Mairch 1938 (age 81)
Kirkcaudy, Fife, Scotland
Poleetical pairty Leeberal Democrats(1988-present)
Ither poleetical
affiliations
Leeberal (Before 1988)
Spoose(s) Judith MacGregor (m. 1962)
Bairns 3
Parents David Steel (faither)
Alma mater Varsity o Edinburgh
Religion Kirk o Scotland[1]

ReferencesEedit

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