Rt Hon Don Foster MP


The Rt Hon Don Foster MP is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for the World Heritage City of Bath. He was appointed as a Governor of WFD in July 2010.

After eight years as a councillor on the now defunct Avon County Council and a failed attempt to win the Bristol East seat in 1987, Don beat the then Conservative Party Chairman, Chris (now Lord) Patten, to become Bath’s MP in 1992. He’s been re-elected in 4 subsequent General Elections.

Before becoming an MP, Don was heavily involved in education as a teacher, then curriculum developer and finally as a teacher trainer. It was in this last role that he first travelled to Africa (Zambia) beginning his love affair with the continent and its people. His more recent visits have been through his work for the charity WaterAid and WFD-funded projects, including his work to help re-establish the African Liberal Network.

In parliament Don has been the lead spokesman for the LibDems on a range of issues from Education to, most recently, Culture, Media, Olympics and Sport.

Don’s website is www.donfoster.co.uk