Alistair Burt was Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development from June 2017 to March 2019. Alistair served as Minister of State for Community and Social Care at the Department of Health from May 2015 until July 2016. Previously he served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from May 2010 until October 2013. He entered Parliament for the first time in 1983 and was elected Conservative MP for north east Bedfordshire in 2001.
Alistair was educated at Bury Grammar School, and studied at St John’s College Oxford, where he was president of the university law society.
- Member of Parliament for Bury North 1983 to 1997
- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Environment, for Education and Science and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1985 to 1990
- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State then Minister of State, Department of Social Security 1992 to 1997
- Member of Parliament for north east Bedfordshire 2001 to present
- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition 2002 to 2005
- Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government 2005 to 2008
- Opposition Assistant Chief Whip 2008 to 2010
- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Foreign & Commonwealth Office May 2010 to October 2013
- Minister of State for Community and Social Care at the Department of Health from May 2015 to July 2016
Career outside politics
Alistair became a solicitor in 1980 and served on Haringey Council in London from 1982 to 1984.
Alistair and his wife Eve have 2 grown-up children.