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The Rt Hon. the Lord Foster of Bath

Life peer


The Rt Hon. the Lord Foster of Bath was born Donald Foster on 31 March 1947 , and is a Liberal Democrat Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 07 October 2015. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Bath.


In the past, Lord Foster of Bath has held the position of Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (2013 to 2015), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (2012 to 2013) in government.

He was Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (2016 to 2017), Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (also Shadow Deputy Prime Minister) (2003 to 2010), Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (2002 to 2003), Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1999 to 2001), Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1995 to 1997), Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1992 to 1995) in opposition.

Focus Areas

Lord Foster of Bath has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Culture, media and sport; Education; Housing and planning; Transport; International Aid & Development
World Areas - Africa; Iraq
UK Areas - Bristol; Bath

You can contact Lord Foster of Bath in the following ways:




House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 6332

Email : fosterdon@parliament.uk