David Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate
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The Lord Stevens of Ludgate
|Member of the House of Lords|
|Assumed office |
27 March 1987
|Born||26 May 1936|
|Political party||Independent Conservative (2004-2012) (2018-present)|
UK Independence Party (2012-2018)
Conservative party (until 2004)
|Alma mater||Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge|
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. He was the chairman of United Newspapers, 1981 - 1999.
He was created a life peer on 27 March 1987 taking the title Baron Stevens of Ludgate, of Ludgate in the City of London. He originally sat as a Conservative, but was expelled by the party in 2004 after he signed a letter in support of UKIP. He sat as an Independent Conservative but joined UKIP in 2012. In late 2018, he left UKIP to once again sit as an Independent Conservative.
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Lord Stevens of Ludgate, Chairman, United News and Media plc, 1981–99, 75
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