The Rt Hon. Alistair Burt

Vice Chair 

 

Member of Parliament for North East Bedfordshire 2001 – 2019.

Member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

UK Commissioner for International Commission for Missing Persons

 

Member of Parliament for Bury North 1983 - 1997 

Bury Grammar School / St John's College Oxford

Solicitor

 

Alistair’s lengthy and varied front bench career in both Government and Opposition has included:

  • Minister of State at the Department of Social Security 
  • Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government 
  • Opposition Assistant Chief Whip 
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office 
  • Minister of State for Community & Social Care, Department of Health 
  • Minister of State for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Minister of Statefor DFID with responsibly for the Middle East and North Africa 2017 – March 2019

 

Alistair is married to Eve Burt, has two grown up children and a granddaughter. He has run ten London Marathons, and watches football whenever possible.

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