Ivor Richard, Baron Richard

British politician (1932-2018)

Ivor Seward Richard, Baron Richard (30 May 1932 – 18 March 2018) was a British Labour Party politician. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1964 until 1974. He was also a member of the Commission of the European Communities and latterly sat as a life peer in the House of Lords.

The Lord Richard
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
In office
2 May 1997 – 27 July 1998
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byThe Viscount Cranborne
Succeeded byThe Baroness Jay of Paddington
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords
In office
18 July 1992 – 2 May 1997
LeaderJohn Smith
Margaret Beckett (Acting)
Tony Blair
Preceded byThe Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos
Succeeded byThe Viscount Cranborne
European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs
In office
6 January 1981 – 5 January 1985
PresidentGaston Thorn
Preceded byHenk Vredeling
Succeeded byPeter Sutherland
British Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
2 June 1974 – 21 December 1979
Preceded byDonald Maitland
Succeeded byAnthony Parsons
Member of Parliament
for Barons Court
In office
15 October 1964 – 28 February 1974
Preceded byBill Carr
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Ivor Seward Richard

(1932-05-30)30 May 1932
Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
Died18 March 2018(2018-03-18) (aged 85)
Political partyLabour
Alma materPembroke College, Oxford

Richard died on 18 March 2018 at the age of 85.[1]


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