John Biffen

Mr William John Biffen

Rush ID: 3197

Details

Born:
3 November 1930
Died:
14 August 2007
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Economist / Economic consultant
Election occupation:
Economist / Economic consultant
Parentage:
Victor W. Biffen
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
3197
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q332691
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BIFFEN, John (1930- )

Peerages

  1. Baron Biffen

    Life

    1997

Constituencies

  1. Shropshire North

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1983
    Date of election: 9 June 1983
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1997
    Date of exit: 1 May 1997
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Oswestry

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1961*
    Date of election: 8 November 1961
    Nature of election: By-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: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Coventry East

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election: Thu 8th Oct 1959
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1979-1981

  2. Lord Privy Seal 1983-1987

  3. Leader of the House of Commons 1982-1987

  4. Lord President of the Council 1982-1983

  5. Secretary of State for Trade 1981-1982

Higher education

  1. Jesus College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Dr Morgan's Grammar School, Bridgwater

Marriages

  1. Wood, Sarah

    Year: 1979

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Political organisations

  1. Bow Group