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]


Arms of David Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate
A Coronet of a Baron
A Triple Mount Vert thereon a Crest Coronet Or the lesser finials (two manifest) pearled proper statant within the same a Swan wings displayed proper about the neck two Ribands nowed and the ends flotant to the rear Gules and Argent
Argent a Bear rampant proper and a Chief embattled Azure
Dexter: a Lion sejant erect and guardant Or; Sinister: a Cairn Terrier also sejant erect and guardant proper, the whole upon a Compartment comprising a Grassy Mount also proper


  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. ^ The London Gazette: no. 50880. p. 4573. 6 April 1987.
  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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