Leon Brittan

Mr Leon Brittan

Rush ID: 2949

Details

Born:
25 September 1939
Died:
21 January 2015
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Jewish
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
Dr Joseph Brittan and Rebecca Lipetz
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1989
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
2949
MNIS ID:
709
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q332607
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BRITTAN, Leon (1939- )

Peerages

  1. Baron Brittan of Spennithorne

    Life

    2000

Constituencies

  1. Richmond [Yorkshire]

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1983
    Date of election: 9 June 1983
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1988*
    Date of exit: 31 December 1988
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  2. Cleveland and Whitby

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1974ยน
    Date of election: 28 February 1974
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1983
    Date of exit: 9 June 1983
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Kensington North

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1970
    Date of election: 1970-06-18 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  2. Kensington North

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1966
    Date of election: 1966-03-31 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative

Ministerial offices

  1. Home Secretary 1983-1985

  2. Minister of State 1979-1981

    Home Office

  3. Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1981-1983

  4. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1985-1986

Higher education

  1. Trinity College

    Attended 1

    Graduated

  2. Yale

    Attended 2

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Haberdashers' Askes

Marriages

  1. Peterson, Diana

    Year: 1980

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Political organisations

  1. Bow Group member

    Chairman 1964-1965

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. Marylebone Cricket Club