About Jeremy

Lord Purvis of Tweed

Jeremy is a Liberal Democrat working peer and one of the youngest ever Life Peers. He was elected to the Scottish Parliament as the youngest constituency MSP, aged 29. He served two terms in Holyrood as MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale. The seat no longer exists owing to boundary changes.

Jeremy was appointed to the House of Lords aged 39 in 2013 and currently serves as the Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Foreign Affairs, International Development and International Trade. He chairs and supports a number of development and peacebuilding charities, co-chairs the APPG on Trade out of Poverty and piloted the 0.7% International Development Assistance Act through the House of Lords in 2015.

He was born in Berwick-Upon-Tweed in 1974, studied politics and history and remains committed to and lives in the Scottish Borders. He took the title Tweed after his native river; being born at its mouth and representing its source in his former constituency.