David Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate

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David Robert Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate (born 26 May 1936[1]) is a British peer. He was educated at Stowe School and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (MA, Economics). He is designated to become the third UKIP peer in the House of Lords.

He was created a life peer on 27 March 1987 taking the title Baron Stevens of Ludgate, of Ludgate in the City of London.[2] He originally sat as a Conservative, but was expelled by the party in 2004 after he signed a letter in support of UKIP.[3] Lord Stevens has since sat as an Independent Conservative;[4] in 2012, he was said to be joining UKIP shortly.[3] He was the longtime chairman of United Newspapers.[3]



  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2014. Lord Stevens of Ludgate, Chairman, United News and Media plc, 1981–99, 75 
  2. ^ "No. 50880". The London Gazette. 6 April 1987. p. 4573. 
  3. ^ a b c "Former Conservative peer Lord Stevens to join UK Independence Party". BBC News. BBC. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/lords/lord-stevens-of-ludgate/2227

Further reading[edit]

  • Coleridge, Nicholas (1994). Paper Tigers: The Latest, Greatest Newspaper Tycoons. Secaucus, N.J: Birch Lane Press. ISBN 9781559722155. 

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