Roger Liddle

Chair of the Policy Network think tank; former Economic Adviser to the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso

Roger Liddle is a Labour member of the House of Lords and a pro-chancellor of the University of Lancaster. He chairs Policy Network, the international progressive think tank.

From 2009-2010, Roger Liddle chaired the government’s New Industry, New Jobs advisory panel in the Department of Business Innovation and Skills. From 2007 to 2010 he also chaired Cumbria Vision, the sub-regional economic development partnership in his home County. He was for seven years from 1997 special adviser on European affairs to the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. From 2004-2007 he served in the European Commission, first in the Cabinet of the EU Trade Commissioner and then as  economic adviser to the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. In 2013 he was elected as a member of Cumbria County Council.

Roger Liddle has written extensively on European and British affairs, including The Blair Revolution (with Peter Mandelson, 1996), Global Europe, Social Europe (with Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond, 2006) and Beyond New Labour (with Patrick Diamond, 2009), and most recently The Europe Dilemma: the Drama of EU Integration (2014), as well as  several other Fabian Society and Policy Network pamphlets.