Masters of the Bench
The Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith PC
Full Title: The Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith PCCategory: Honorary Benchers
Bench Call Date: 11.2.2014
Master Beith started his career as a politics lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and has been the MP for Berwick upon Tweed since 1973. He has held many posts within the Liberal Democrats, including Deputy Leader, Chief Whip and Treasury Spokesman. He was knighted in 2008 for his services to Parliament. He was Chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee from 2003-2007 and then subsequently Chair of the Justice Committee from 2007 to present. He has been Chair of the Liaison Committee since 2010. He was made a Privy Counsellor in 1992.