Donald Anderson, Baron Anderson of Swansea

Donald Anderson, Baron Anderson of Swansea PC DL (born 17 June 1939) is a Welsh Labour politician, who was one of the longest-serving Members of Parliament in recent years, his service totalling 34 years.[1] Since 2005, he has served as a Labour peer in the House of Lords.


The Lord Anderson of Swansea

Anderson in 2019
Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee
In office
16 July 1997  12 July 2005
Preceded byDavid Howell
Succeeded byMike Gapes
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
28 June 2005
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Swansea East
In office
10 October 1974  11 April 2005
Preceded byNeil McBride
Succeeded bySian James
Member of Parliament
for Monmouth
In office
31 March 1966  29 May 1970
Preceded byPeter Thorneycroft
Succeeded byJohn Stradling Thomas
Personal details
Born (1939-06-17) 17 June 1939 (age 82)
Swansea, Wales
NationalityWelsh
Political partyLabour
Alma materSwansea University