David Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate

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The Lord Stevens of Ludgate
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
27 March 1987
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born26 May 1936
Political partyIndependent Conservative (2004-2012) (2018-present)
UK Independence Party (2012-2018)
Conservative party (until 2004)
Alma materSidney Sussex College, Cambridge

David Robert Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate (born 26 May 1936[1]) is a British peer who was formerly one of two UKIP members in the House of Lords.

He was educated at Stowe School and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (MA, Economics). He is the son of Arthur Edwin Stevens who was the creator of the first body-worn electronic hearing aid.[2] He was the chairman of United Newspapers, 1981 - 1999.[3]

He was created a life peer on 27 March 1987 taking the title Baron Stevens of Ludgate, of Ludgate in the City of London.[4] He originally sat as a Conservative, but was expelled by the party in 2004 after he signed a letter in support of UKIP.[3] He sat as an Independent Conservative[5] but joined UKIP in 2012.[3] In late 2018, he left UKIP to once again sit as an Independent Conservative.[5]


Coat of 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. ^ "Stevens of Ludgate, Baron, (David Robert Stevens) (born 26 May 1936)". Who's Who. 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U36175.
  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. ^ "No. 50880". The London Gazette. 6 April 1987. p. 4573.
  5. ^ a b "Lord Stevens of Ludgate - UK Parliament". Parliament.uk. 27 March 1987. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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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