Lord Alf Dubs has been a member of Friends of the Lake District for 12 years.

Dubs became a labour MP in 1979 for Battersea. He was also Director of the Refugee Council between 1988 and 1995. In 1994 was appointed as a Labour life peer with the title of Baron Dubs of Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Dubs has served on an Area Health Authority and more recently on a Mental Health Trust. He was Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Commission until December 2003 and had previously been Deputy Chair of the Independent Television Commission. He is a Trustee of the Open University Foundation.

In the past, he has been a local Councillor, Chair of the Fabian Society, Chair of Liberty, a Trustee of Action Aid, a Trustee of the Immigration Advisory Service and of a number of other voluntary organisations. Lord Dubs now lives in the Lake District.