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The Rt Hon. the Lord Anderson of Swansea

Life peer


The Rt Hon. the Lord Anderson of Swansea was born Donald Anderson on 17 June 1939 , and is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 28 June 2005. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Swansea East and Monmouth.


Currently sitting on the EU Justice Sub-Committee (since June 2017), Lord Anderson of Swansea does not chair at this time.

He has in the past sat on EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (May 2012 to Mar 2015), Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (May 2009 to Jul 2009), EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (Nov 2006 to Apr 2010), Foreign Affairs: Entry Clearance Sub-Committee (Nov 1997 to Nov 1998), Foreign Affairs Committee (Jul 1997 to Jul 2005), Liaison Committee (Commons) (Jul 1997 to Jul 2005), Home Affairs Committee (Oct 1992 to Feb 1994), Liaison Committee (Commons) (Dec 1981 to Jun 1983), Welsh Affairs Committee (Dec 1979 to Jun 1983), Environment (May 1979 to Dec 1979). He has also chaired in the past Foreign Affairs Committee (Jul 1997 to Jul 2005), Welsh Affairs Committee (Nov 1981 to May 1983).


He was Shadow Solicitor General (1994 to 1996), Shadow Spokesperson (Defence, Disarmament and Arms Control) (1993 to 1994), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1983 to 1992) in opposition.

Focus Areas

Lord Anderson of Swansea has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Asylum, immigration and nationality; Defence; European Union; International affairs; Parliament, government and politics; Wales
UK Areas - London; Wales
World Areas - Europe; Middle-East; North Africa; Southern Africa; USA

You can contact Lord Anderson of Swansea in the following ways:


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 0207 219 2870 / 6562

Email : trotmang@parliament.uk

External/Private Office

House of Lords

Email : dorothyanderson100@btinternet.com