The Rt Hon Steve Webb


Steve Webb was appointed Minister of State for Pensions in May 2010. He was elected Liberal Democrat MP for Thornbury and Yate in May 2010.


Steve studied philosophy, politics and economics at Hertford College, Oxford.

Political career

Steve was the Member of Parliament for Northavon from 1997 to 2010 and held a number of posts in the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet including Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Career outside politics

Steve worked as an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies from 1986 to 1995 before being appointed Professor of Social Policy at Bath University.

Personal life

Steve is married with 2 children. He is actively involved in the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship and his hobbies include the internet and computing, music and being an armchair supporter of West Bromwich Albion.

Previous roles in government