Wilf Stevenson is a Shadow Business Minister in the Lords, and speaks for us on trade matters, higher education and science, and also a Shadow DCMS Minister. He was made a life Peer in 2010 and an Opposition Whip from 2011. Soon after joining the Lords, Wilf became a member of the Communications Select Committee (2010-2011) and a member of a number of all party groups. He also sings in the Parliamentary Choir.
Wilf previously spent two years as a Special Adviser to Prime Minister, Gordon Brown working mainly on constitutional issues in the No10 Policy Unit. Prior to this, he was the longstanding Director of the Smith Institute (1997-2008), and Director of the British Film Institute (1987-97) joining from what is now Edinburgh Napier University.
Wilf is Chair of the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, the UK’s leading debt advice charity, which provides confidential, free and professional debt advice and solutions to some 500,000 financially distressed families and individuals each year. In his spare time, Wilf is a beekeeper and in 2010 he also played a key role in re-establishing the practice of beekeeping at Chequers.
For more information, read Wilf's Parliamentary biography - available here.