Alistair Burt entered Parliament in 1983 for Bury North and since 2001 has been the Member of Parliament for North East Bedfordshire. Following many years of front bench service Alistair was delighted to be appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in 2013. Born in 1955, he was educated at Bury Grammar School, studied at St John's College Oxford, and was president of the university law society. He became a solicitor and served on the Council in the London Borough of Haringey. Alistair’s constituency political interests are centred on his busy constituency workload, taking a keen interest in the development of public services in a growing county, and service issues for rural villages and small towns. Alistair has focused on regional planning issues, transport infrastructures, and the provision of good local education. He is married to Eve Burt, has two adult children and a granddaughter. He has run nine London Marathons, and plays football for UKPFC.
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