Liberal Democrats

Robin Teverson

Lord Teverson

Robin Teverson was Member of the European Parliament for Cornwall and West Plymouth between 1994 and 1999, becoming one of the first two Liberal Democrats to be elected to the European Parliament.

Before entering the European Parliament Robin spent 16 years in the freight industry, and continues to take an interest in transport policy in Europe and the UK. In 1994 he was elected as Member of the European Parliament for Cornwall and West Plymouth

Robin was appointed Chief Whip of the European Liberal Democrat Group in the European Parliament from 1997 to 1999. In Europe he spoke on marine, transport and regional policy issues.

Following his period as MEP, he was chief executive of a regional business finance fund in the south west, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

He joined the Liberal Democrat group in the House of Lords in 2006, and his main focus in the Chamber is climate change and energy issues. As part of this work he has chaired both the House of Lords EU select sub-committee on External Affairs, and its ad-hoc select committee on the Arctic. As part of this work he has overseen the committee's report 'responding to a changing Arctic' which explored recent and expected changes in the Arctic and their implications for the UK and its international relations.

Robin has previously sat on the Liberal Democrat Federal Executive and has also chaired the Party's national finance committee.

From 2009 to 2013 he was a member of Cornwall Council.  He is currently a board member of the Marine Management Organisation, and chairs a regional commercial development company.

He has two daughters, and lives with his wife, Terrye, in Cornwall.



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