Arise, Sir Alan!

by Stephen Tall on June 14, 2008

Hearty congratulations to the former Mr Beith:

Senior Liberal Democrat MP Alan Beith has spoken of his delight at becoming a Knight.

The long-serving Berwick-upon-Tweed MP becomes Sir Alan in recognition of his services to Parliament.

A former deputy leader of the Lib Dems and its predecessor, the Liberal Party, Sir Alan, 65, was first elected to represent the Northumberland constituency in a by-election in 1973.