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The Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope

Life peer


The Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope was born Archibald Kirkwood on 22 April 1946 , and is a Liberal Democrat Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 10 June 2005. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire.


Currently sitting on the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since June 2017), Services Committee (since September 2016), Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope does not chair at this time.

He has in the past sat on Financial Exclusion Committee (May 2016 to Mar 2017), Digital Skills (Jun 2014 to Feb 2015), Information Committee (Lords) (Nov 2009 to May 2014), EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (Nov 2007 to Oct 2011), Work and Pensions Committee (Jul 2001 to Apr 2005), Social Security (Jul 1997 to May 2001), Liaison Committee (Commons) (Apr 1992 to May 2005), Finance and Services Committee (Apr 1992 to Mar 1997), Committee of Selection (Apr 1992 to Mar 1997), Court of Referees (Jun 1987 to May 2005). He has also chaired in the past Information Committee (Lords) (Jun 2010 to May 2014), Work and Pensions Committee (Jul 2001 to Apr 2005), Social Security (Jul 1997 to May 2001).


He was Liberal Democrat Chief Whip (1992 to 1997) in opposition.

Focus Areas

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Employment and training; Parliament, government and politics; Social security and pensions; Science and Technology
UK Areas - Scottish Borders
World Areas - Iraq and other MENA area countries

You can contact Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope in the following ways:


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 0207 219 4217

Fax : 0207 219 5979

Email : kirkwooda@parliament.uk